Wednesday, August 10, 2022

chess Olympiad record-setting double bronze

Historic double bronze at Chess Olympiad

 MAMALLAPURAM: It was a noteworthy day for Indian chess as both the people's groups won bronze decorations in the 44th Chess Olympiad on Tuesday. However, there was likewise a feeling of passing up a major opportunity.

While India 2 group, containing youths D Gukesh, R Praggnanandhaa, Nihal Sarin, Raunak Sadhwani and B Adhiban, botched their amazing chance by losing to Uzbekistan on Monday, the Indian ladies blew their chance to win the gold by losing to US in the eleventh round Tuesday. Uzbekistan men completed on top and the young ladies from Ukraine won gold.

"Winning the award was notable yet we were unable to play to our true capacity. This bronze doesn't feel enough," India's No. 1 ladies' player Koneru Humpy said. This was the main Olympiad decoration for ladies. In the open segment, the youthful firearms of Indian chess won against Germany to guarantee themselves of a decoration.

Youngster soul gets India 2 open group bronze

Eight years after they won their lady Olympiad decoration, a gathering of capable youngsters have guaranteed that the rising superpower of the game has a group on the platform in their own patio.

The India 2 open group, containing the youthful weapons like D Gukesh and R Praggnanandhaa, won the bronze award in the open classification beating Germany on Tuesday. They got done with 18 focuses after 11 rounds of activity, one unfastened Uzbekistan (19), who won gold. Armenia too completed on 19, yet the numerical recipe contrived by FIDE to pick the victor for groups completing on same focuses permitted the Uzbeks to take the cake. India 1 passed up a decoration as they drew with USA 2-2 in the last round and completed fourth. The third group from India finished on the 36th spot following their 2-2 outcome against Kazakhstan.

For the bronze-award champs, Nihal Sarin and Raunak Sadhwani ruled over their adversaries - - - Matthias Bluebaum and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu separately — on the last day. Nihal won in 55 actions while Raunak required 47 maneuvers to secure his fifth win of the competition. On different sheets, D Gukesh, who had a sad misfortune in Round 10, drew his experience against Vincent Keymer. R Praggnanandhaa too completed his competition with a draw against Rasmus Svane.

Regardless of the youthful firearms doing their absolute best, India 2 will mourn the way that they neglected to better their 2014 Olympiad show notwithstanding the shortfall of forces to be reckoned with - - - Russia and China - - - in this release of the competition. Having said that, India 2 will cheer up from the amazing show indented up by Gukesh on the top board. Gukesh was in scorching structure - - - scoring up 9 focuses (8 successes, 1 misfortune and 2 draws) from 11 matches. He was trailed by Nihal (7.5 focuses in 10 games), Praggu (6.5 in 9 matches) and Raunak who scored 5.5 in 8 excursions. B Adhiban, the senior-most in the group, made 4 focuses in 6 games. One must likewise recall that notwithstanding Adhiban, the other four in India 2 - - - Gukesh, Praggu, Raunak and Nihal - - - were making their presentations in the over-the-board Olympiad.

Mentor RB Ramesh sounded content with the manner in which the group performed. "It's been a decent competition for us. Our young men contended energetically. We were consistently in the running for a decoration and I am cheerful we completed in the main 3," Ramesh told.

Awards aplenty for the youthful firearms: Gukesh won individual gold decoration in Board 1. On Board 2, Nihal packed away the sought after yellow metal, while Arjun Erigaisi (silver) and Praggu (bronze) also were compensated for their consistency on Board 3. Uzbekistan, who crushed Netherlands 2.5-1.5 in the last round to pack the gold, praised India 2's battling soul. "We had an extremely challenging match against them. I thought their players Gukesh, Praggu and different youths have a marvelous future. There is a ton of profundity in their positions," Jakhongir Vakhidov brought up.

Uzbekistan had crushed India 2 in the penultimate round on Monday and that outcome removed the gold from the hosts. Armenia had got the better of Spain 2.5-1.5.

Five Indians as of now in the 2700 Elo rating club: Eighteen-year-old Arjun Erigaisi is presently the fifth Indian in 2700 ELO focuses club - a blessed imprint in chess. He went past the blemish on Tuesday's live FIDE rating subsequent to overcoming Leiner Dominguez of USA in the eleventh round. The other four from India as of now in the club are Viswanathan Anand (2756), P Harikrishna (2716), Vidit Gujrati (2710) and Gukesh (2725). Two additional Indians — K Sasikiran and Adhiban — were likewise important for the club, yet they have exited. India joins a select rundown of countries like the USA, Russia and China who have at least five players in the rundown. Russian players, as of now playing under the FIDE banner, have 10 players with 2700 or more appraising while USA and China have 6 and 5 each.

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