Thursday, March 30, 2023

India loses to Uzbekistan in semifinals at FIDE World Crew Chess Championship

India went down 1-3 to Uzbekistan within the semifinal of the FIDE World Crew chess Championship right here on Friday.

The 2 groups shared honours within the first spherical at 2-2 scoreline with S. L. Narayanan’s excellent win with black items over Shamsiddin Vokhidov being offset by S. P. Sethuraman’s loss to Jakhongir Vokhidov.

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi drew with Nordirbek Yakubboev on the highest board, adopted by an equivalent outcome within the tie between Nihal Sarin and Javokhir Sindharov.

Within the second spherical, Gujrathi and Sarin misplaced to Yakubboev and Sindharov respectively.

Narayanan beat Vokhidov in 44 strikes however that was not sufficient as Ok Sasikiran, taking part in on the fourth board instead of Sethuraman, drew with Sindharov handy Uzbekistan, winner of the Open title within the Chess Olympiad earlier this yr, a 2.5-1.5 victory for a spot within the remaining.

A win in a spherical provides a group two factors whereas a draw is value one level.

Within the different semifinal, China received the higher of Spain to advance to the summit conflict. After the primary spherical noticed honours being shared, China received the second 3-1 to guide a remaining conflict with the Uzbeks.

In the meantime, India will meet Spain within the battle for the third place afterward Friday.

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