India clinched a silver medal in world ladies’s chess championship.
India clinched a silver medal after taking place 0-2 to Russia within the last of the FIDE World Ladies’s Staff Chess Championship on Saturday. After dropping the primary match 1.5.-2-5 regardless of a superb win for D Harika on the board, the Indians have been outclassed 3-1 within the second as a powerful Russian group received the title. It was India’s first ever medal on this planet group chess championship. Within the second match, Harika held Goryachkina to a draw as did R Vaishali (Elo 2149) in opposition to the upper rated Alexandra Kosteniuk (Elo 2517).
Nevertheless, Tania Sachdev and Mary Ann Gomes went right down to increased rated Katernya Lagno and Polina Shuvalova to provide Russia a complete victory and the gold.
Sacheva fought effectively earlier than dropping to Lagno in 53 strikes and Gomes, who has been in good kind all through the match, succumbed to defeat in 48 strikes in opposition to Shuvalova in a Sicilian Kann Variation recreation.
Earlier, India misplaced the primary match regardless of Harika (Elo 2450) pulling off an outstanding win over Goryachkina (Elo 2520) on the primary board regardless of the gulf in Elo rankings. Gomes drew in opposition to Alina Kashlinskaya on the fourth board.
For Russia, former world champion Kosteniuk beat younger Vaishali on the second board whereas Bhakti Kulkarni’s poor kind damage India as she misplaced to Lagno.
India, who had carried out effectively to complete second within the preliminary Pool A by successful three matches and drawing one whereas dropping to Russia, got here into the ultimate after a win over a powerful Georgian group.
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