Mixed day for Indians

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

The Indian men's team met with an expected fate against defending champions Russia, going down 1-3, while the women fought hard to hold France to a 1.5-1.5 draw

Mixed day for Indians

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The Indian men's team met with an expected fate against defending champions Russia, going down 1-3, while the women fought hard to hold France to a 1.5-1.5 draw in the third round matches of the 35th Chess Olympiad here.After two rounds of facile victories, the Indian men ran into the world's strongest team and could salvage just one point through drawn encounters of P Harikrishna and Abhijit Kunte.The emphatic victory catapulted the Russians to the joint lead along with Cuba, Georgia and Poland at 10 points, and kept them on course for their sixth title in the row. India have eight points.The women's field is being led by China, United States and Yugoslavia with 7.5 points each, while the Indians have six points. (PTI)



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