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Live Games and Updates of Team india from Batumi Olympiad 2018

by ChessBase India - 04/10/2018

The Batumi Chess Olympiad is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the world. Team India begins as the fourth seeds in the open section and as the fifth seeds in the women' section. With Vishy Anand and Koneru Humpy back in the team, India has a realistic chance of winning a medal. On this page, you can follow the entire journey of the Indian team from the start until the end of the event. First of all, you can see the live games and commentary here, but apart from that, you will find all the relevant links required of previous reports, chess-results and other important sources. This page will be updated every day several times to give you live updates as well. We suggest that you bookmark this page on your browser to follow team India's journey at the Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018. 

Team India at the Press conference before leaving for the Olympiad 2018 (Harikrishna is missing) | Photo: Niklesh Jain

In round 11, India takes on Poland in the open section and Mongolia in the women's.

Live Games begin at 12.30 hours IST:

Live broadcast with GM commentary

Games from the Open group

 

Games from the Women's segment

Live Updates:

Board pairings of both groups

 

Update 1 | 3:10 p.m.

Vishy Anand drew with Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland, in just 25 moves by repeating his moves in an equal position. Minutes after his game got over, Pentala Harikrishna drew his game against Radoslaw Wojtaszek in 30 moves in a Rook ending.

Anand took an early draw in Petroff Defence | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Update #2 | 3:45 p.m.

Eesha Karavade was held to a draw by Turmunkh Munkhzul. Eesha had to settle for a draw against lower rated Turmunkh as there was no way to make a progress. Indian Women's team is tied at the moment with Mongolia at 0.5-0.5

Eesha drew after a threefold repetition with Turmunkh

Update #3 | 4:20 p.m.

Vidit Gujrathi drew with Kacper Piorun in an opposite color Bishop endgame. All relies on Adhiban Baskaran now. He is pushing hard for a win

Vidit Gujrathi drew with Kacper Piorun after over 3.5 hours long hard fought battle | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Update #4 | 5:30 p.m.

After more than 4.5 hours long battle and brave tries Adhiban Baskaran drew with Jacek Tomczak. Adhiban tried his best, gave it all but someday it's just enough. With his draw, India draws the final round match with Poland 2-2

Adhiban gave it all but unfortunately it was not meant to be | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Despite being worse in the endgame, just like the first round, Tania kept fighting and managed to persevere and eventually her opponent blundered a rook.

Tania persevered and finished with 7.5/10 | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Padmini kept pushing for a win from the beginning. She destroyed her opponent's pawn structure and eventually that caused her opponent to lose.

Padmini finished the tournament strong with two consecutive wins in the last two rounds and scored 5.0/7 | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Harika drew at the top board with Batkhuyag Munguntuul in a Rook-Pawn endgame.

Harika drew her final round game and finished with 7.0/10 | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Indian Women's team defeated Mongolia 3-1

 

Previous reports:

Olympiad round 1: Did Humpy ever take a break from chess?!

Olympiad round 2: The Madras Tiger roars after 12 years!

Batumi Olympiad 2018: India too strong for Canada, Serbia hold Indian girls

Batumi Olympiad round 4: USA too strong for team India, women beat Poland

Batumi Olympiad 2018 Round 5: Indian victory over South America

Batumi Olympiad 2018 Round 6: The peaceful men, violent women

Batumi Chess Olympiad Round 7: Indian men beat Egypt, Indian women draw against Georgia 1

Other important links

Official website

Chess-results men's team

Chess-results women's team


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