Indians shine at Chess Olympiad

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

India notched up excellent wins on the third day of the 36th chess Olympiad defeating Philippines and Bulgaria in Mallorca, Spain.

Indians shine at Chess Olympiad

Mallorca, Spain:

India notched up excellent wins on the third day of the 36th chess Olympiad defeating Philippines and Bulgaria in Mallorca, Spain. The Indian Women's team was pitted against a stronger opponent Bulgaria, having reigning World women Chess Champion Anotneta Stefanova on the top board against Koneru Humpy. Despite that Indian Women registered a fine 2-1 victory and went up in the ranking. In the men's section, Sasikiran, in absence of Viswanathan Anand, led the Indian attack on the top board against Philippines Veteran Grandmaster Torre Eugenio. Thanks to a resurgent Abhijit Kunte and Surya Shekhar Ganguly, the Indian men cruised to a 3-1 victory. With nine points out of a possible 12, Indian men's team is in the group of the First 10. Ukraine, with all the 12 wins, is leading in the Olympiad.

Topics : Chess
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