Team India wins Silver at 2020 SCO National Chess Online Competition
Team India wins Silver at 2020 SCO National Chess Online Team Championship with a score of 14.0/18. The event was organized by Chess Management Center of the State General Administration of Sports on 26th and 27th September. Reigning National Triple Crown Champion and FIDE Online Olympiad Gold medalist Aravindh Chithambaram led the team from the front with an unbeaten 8.0/9, IM Ravi Teja S also remained unbeaten and scored 6.0/9. India's 66th GM Akash G scored an important 4.0/9 to help the team finish second after Russia who won the Gold with 17.0/18. Uzbekistan won Bronze with 13.0/18 Photo: Puneet, Niklesh and Supriya
Aravindh spearheads the team with 8.0/9
Aravindh scored an unbeaten 8.0/9 to lead team India to a Silver medal finish with 14.0/18 at 2020 SCO National Chess Online Competition. India's 66th GM had a difficult event but he contributed a valuable 4.0/9. Former National Challengers champion and renowned trainer IM Ravi Teja S scored an unbeaten 6.0/9. Russia won the Gold with 17.0/18. India lost only one match in the event against the eventual winner of the tournament Russia. Aravindh was the captain of the team and they won about ₹130000.
Aravindh's best win came against GM Aleksei Aleksandrov of Belarus in Round 4. This was the sole win for the team in this round and one of the only two draws for team India in this event.
Aleksandrov - Aravindh
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Akash scored his sole victory of the event in Round 8 against Esenbek uulu Bakai of Kyrgyzstan.
Akash - Bakai
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Out of three victories, Ravi's best win was against Tagir Taalaibekov of Kyrgyzstan in Round 8.
Taalaibekov - Ravi Teja
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The tournament had a time control of 15 mins + 5 seconds increment with a total of 9 rounds. It was played on 26th and 27th September on chess. com and organized by Chess Management Center of the State General Administration of Sports.
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Team India's performance
|1||GM||Aravindh Chithambaram VR.||2586||IND||5072786||1||1||½||1||½||+||1||1||1||8,0||9||2534|
|3||IM||Ravi Teja S.||2356||IND||5017220||½||½||1||½||½||1||½||1||½||6,0||9||2336|