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FIDE Online Olympiad for PWD R6: India 1 is still in the hunt

by Shahid Ahmed - 27/11/2020

India 1 bounced back strong and beat Chile by a narrow margin of 2.5-1.5 in Round 6 of FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities. India 2 beat Kazakhstan by 3-1 and India 3 lost their second match of the tournament, this time against Turkey 1 by 1.5-2.5. India 4 scored a victory again, this time against Romania 2 by 2.5-1.5. During the game, Malika Handa mistakenly pressed 'Resign' button instead of 'Draw Offer', his opponent accepted the game to be continued and the Chief Arbiter allowed. India 1 still has some mathematical chances to advance to the Semi-Finals, however for that to happen, a lot of results need to go in India 1's favor. Today Friday 27th November, India 1 will face Russia 2 in Round 7 which is the final round of the Swiss League stage starting from 7:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Chessfest

Sportsman spirit triumphs all

Shashikant scored another victory | Photo: Chessfest

India 1 bounced back strong and beat Chile by 2.5-1.5. Currently India is at eighth position with 9.0/12. Theoretically India 1 still has a chance to advance to the Semi-Finals but for that to happen a lot of results need to go towards India's favor. In the sixth round, seven-time National Deaf champion, Malika Handa accidentally pressed 'Resign' button instead of the 'Draw offer'. Her opponent accepted the request to continue the game and the Chief Arbiter allowed it. He eventually lost the game but that is immaterial, in a world where everyone is racing to the top, sportsman spirit prevailed all.

India 1 - Chile: 2.5-1.5

Shashikant scored a fine victory from a difficult position after his opponent Cristian missed an opportunity and eventually blundered a piece.

Shashikant - Cristian

Position after 22.g3

Find out the best continuation for black after 22.g3

Kishan got his knight trapped in the endgame which cost him the game.

Naveen played solid and got a couple of good winning chances against his opponent Andres but he couldn't seize them.

Naveen - Andres

Position after 44...axb4

The game went on with 45.Rxb4. What was the winning continuation instead?

Position after 53...Kf5

White has one last chance to win after 53...Kf5. What is it?

Jennitha scored a fine victory over Valeska.

India 1 beat Chile by narrow margin 2.5-1.5

Kazakhstan - India 2: 1-3

Soundarya and Sarita scored the victories for the team. Krishna and Subhendu made draws. Although Subhendu got a winning opportunity in the endgame but he couldn't convert it.

India 2 continued their momentum and beat Kazakhstan 3-1

India 3 - Turkey 1: 1.5-2.5

Kannan scored the sole victory for the team against his much higher rated opponent Handenur. He missed an early win, later he went on capitalize on his opponent's mistakes after surviving a difficult position.

Kannan - Handenur

Position after 14...Qxe5

The game went on with 15.Bf4 which is not a good move. What was the best move for white here?

Udupa is the only one to make a draw. Although he was winning for the better part of the game, but he missed all of his opportunities and eventually his opponent managed to salvage a draw. Ashutosh and Megha both lost their respective games.

India 3 lost again, this time against Turkey 1 by 1.5-2.5

Romania 2 - India 4: 1.5-2.5

Marimuthu's woes continued as he lost his second consecutive game of the event. During the game Malika instead of clicking on 'draw offer' she pressed the 'resign' button which of course ended the game. However her opponent Pavel was ready to continue the game and eventually he lost on time. Apart from Malika, Sanjay was the only other player to score a win ensuring India 4 register a victory over Romania 2.

India 4 lost to Colombia 1 by a narrow margin of 1.5-2.5
FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities Round 6 | Video: FIDE

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Standings after Round 6

Rk.SNo TeamTeamGames  +   =   -  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
16Russia 1RUS 165101119,5130,588,579,5
217Poland 2POL 264201018,0114,081,564,0
43Philippines 1PHI 164201017,0122,088,073,5
513Ukraine 3UKR 365011014,573,074,061,5
61Poland 1POL 16411917,5101,580,557,0
79Russia 2RUS 26411916,5104,581,558,5
88India 1IND 16411913,070,585,058,3
1015Poland 3POL 36402815,579,081,048,0
1323Philippines 2PHI 26321814,557,573,541,5
147Ukraine 1UKR 16402813,067,585,050,5
1619Romania 1ROU 16312714,052,067,526,8
1834India 2IND 26312713,562,077,039,0

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