Chess Olympiad: Indian Rath Released; All 6 teams running on the third day won their matches

India A beat Greece 3-1, Team B beat Switzerland 4-0 and Team C beat Iceland 3-1. Indian women won their third round matches to maintain the perfect score. India A beat England 3-1, India B beat Indonesia 3-1 and India C beat Austria 2.5-1.5.

The highlight of Sunday’s round was Ramesh Babu Pragyananand playing for Team B and a low position exit, losing outright at one point against Swiss Grandmaster Yannick Pelletier.

Kishor continued to face problems without giving up, making it difficult for his opponent to find a way to win. Pelletier fell short on time, missed his way out and ended up on the losing side on the 67th turn.

Prague was not satisfied despite winning a point as he said “I have played badly and this point does not bring me any joy and I have been struggling in bad shape all this game”.

Whereas his captain RB Ramesh was more practical. “Any professional sport has to be prepared for any kind of conditions and conditions,” he said.

The Indian women’s team, who entered the last minute, defeated Austria by a narrow score of 2.5–1.5 to win the third round match.

The Women’s A team also looked set to win their match against England.

In the open section, all three Indian teams won their third round matches against Greece, Switzerland and Iceland respectively, even though each team still had one game to play.

Koneru Humpy was rested today and Harika took over the top board for her first game at this Olympiad which coincidentally is her 9th game with two virtual games.

Harika, 31, is in the final stages of her first pregnancy and was playing England’s Jovanka Hauska in the top board for the India A team. Harika chose Rani’s move and rejected the variation against Jovanka as luck fluctuated throughout the game.

Players make several exchanges at regular intervals to enter a rook and decide to split the point on the 40th turn, with three pawns at each end and no progress possible.

A disappointed Harika quipped, “The game was balanced with the slightest fluctuations in the position and I never got enough leverage to press.”

WGM Nandidha PV, representing Team C, was the first player to score a point, courtesy a walkover from Chiara Polterauer, who is unwell.

Nadhidha, who has 3 points from 3 matches, said, “This is my first Olympiad and I am playing in my home town Chennai and it is enough to give me extra energy. Rating and seeding don’t matter in my opinion. Here Even our team has a chance to be included in the medals and we are ready to give our best.”

Isha Karavade extended her space advantage in the Sicilian defense game against Katharina Nurkla and later played passively.

A centralized knight and well-positioned pieces indicated winning chances for Isha, but the game abruptly ended in a draw after 27 moves, with most of the pieces still adorning the board.

Representing Team A, Harikrishna played a thrilling game against Dimitri Mastrovasilis in the Catalan Opening, which was filled with fireworks. Harikrishna was at his tactical best and attacked with a bishop’s sacrifice on the 24th turn. Black’s castle is ransacked and a well-positioned knight in enemy territory begins to cause problems for the Black King, especially with the Queen getting into action.

Harikrishna then offered his second bishop’s sacrifice on the 28th turn which was immediately rejected.

However, with Harikrishna’s pieces circling around the black king, Dimitri decides to resign on the 29th turn.

Harikrishna was pleased with the proceedings and summed up, “I thought a lot before sacrificing the double bishop because I wanted to be sure that my calculations were correct and that it did not work if it were in a checkmating situation.” , then I get enough profit to walk towards victory.”

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