Indian eves hold Hungary

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

India bounced back to hold Hungary in the sixth round of the women's section of 36th Chess Olympiad at casino Gran in Mallorca (Spain).

Indian eves hold Hungary

Mallorca (Spain):

Grandmaster Koneru Humpy suffered a shocking defeat but India bounced back to hold Hungary in the sixth round of the women's section of 36th Chess Olympiad here at casino Gran. Top seed and defending champions Chinese women stamped their authority over second seed Russia with 2-1 win and maintained their huge three points lead over France that holds the sole second spot at this stage on 13 points. The Indians managed 1.5 points against Hungary, which was enough to propel them to share the third spot with Russia, Ukraine, United States, Bulgaria and Armenia, all of whom are on 12 points. Checking out moves With eight more rounds still remaining, the hunt for the medals is only likely to heat up after the rest day today. Humpy essayed Modern defense against Szidonia Vajda who seemed a little tense at the start of the game. The Indian played the opening in a subtle way and gained control of the centre with thematic manoeuvres leading to a slight advantage. The Indian went for an all out attack against the king and sacrificed a pawn on the Queen side that proved a mistake in the end as Humpy also had to sacrifice a Bishop to continue the attack. Vajda was resourceful in her defense and she managed to pass her king almost through a minefield and crossfire of the opponent forces to safety on the queenside. (PTI)



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