India men bounce back to beat Bolivia

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

The Indian men's team bounces back scoring a 3-1 win over Bolivia in the 6th round of 35th Chess Olympiad.

India men bounce back to beat Bolivia

Bled, Slovenia:

The Indian men's team bounced back scoring a 3-1 win over Bolivia in the 6th round of 35th Chess Olympiad.The Indian eves also played solidly to hold Cuba 1.5-1.5 in the women's event being organised simultaneously.The Indian men have 14.5 points while the women are on 11.5 points.Meanwhile, Georgian women continued their excellent run and scored an emphatic 3-0 victory over Netherlands to maintain their sole lead with 15 points. In the men's section, defending champions Russia overpowered overnight leaders Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.5-0.5 to shoot into lead with 18.5 points.Grandmaster K Sasikiran finally got his rhythm back and scored a convincing victory over Osvaldo Zambrana of Bolivia with black pieces.Playing his pet Caro Kann, Sasikiran won a pawn amidst a complex pattern and made the technicalities look easy in the resulting endgame.IM Surya Shekhar Ganguly defeated Sustach Marcos Anton with black on the third board and IM R B Ramesh had little troubles in vanquishing Boris Ferrufino with white pieces.The only loser on the Indian side was GM P Harikrishna who squandered away a few chances to force a draw.It turned out to be an even contest for Indian women's team which rested WGM S Vijayalakshmi. Swati Ghate beat Pita Vivian Ramon with white pieces quite easily but S Meenakshi went down to Arribas Robain Maritza. Another Indian Aarthie Ramaswamy was lucky to salvage a draw against Pina Vega Sulennis. (PTI)



Topics : Chess
Related Articles
Magnus Carlsen Wins Third World Chess Championship
Magnus Carlsen Wins Third World Chess Championship
Magnus Carlsen vs Sergei Karyakin: Battle For World Chess Crown Heads to Tiebreaker
Magnus Carlsen vs Sergei Karyakin: Battle For World Chess Crown Heads to Tiebreaker
Chess: An Ancient Game Which Goes Back to India
Chess: An Ancient Game Which Goes Back to India
Show Comments
Advertisement