Indians march ahead in Olympiad

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

Continuing their good showing in the opening round, the Indian men's team carved out a facile 3.5-0.5 victory against Colombia in the second round of the 35th C

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Continuing their good showing in the opening round, the Indian men's team carved out a facile 3.5-0.5 victory against Colombia in the second round of the 35th Chess Olympiad, but the women's team faced some difficulty in prevailing over Mongolia with a 2-1 margin. The men's team, which had defeated Wales by a similar margin in their first round encounter, are placed joint third with seven points. They are half a point behind joint leaders Cuba and Bulgaria, who defeated Bangladesh and Albania respectively by an identical 3.5-0.5 margin yesterday. In the women's section, Russia took the sole lead with six points after crushing Croatia on all three boards for their second 3-0 victory. Eight teams follow the leader on 5.5 points each, while India are placed joint 14th with 4.5 points. (PTI)

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