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Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Post by prasen9 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:31 am

We should be favorites against the Dutch too but let's see.

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Post by prasen9 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:19 pm

Anand is not playing. So Giri is a favorite over Hari. The rest of the three, we are favorites. Hope we can pull through a win against the Netherlands.

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Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Post by sameerph » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:22 pm

Hari got a draw against Giri but we got wins on #3 and #4 boards by Adhiban and Sasi for us to get 3-1 win.

Standings not updated yet but we may have an outside chance of a medal if we get a win last round.

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Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Post by arjun2761 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm

Our men are now in 6th place after the impressive win against Netherlands.

They play 4th place Poland while the top 5 teams play each other. A victory for India will leap frog Poland and will put us anywhere from 2-4th based on how the other results play out.

Good luck for a win against Poland against whom we should be favored on most boards although the Poles have been playing above their rankings in this tournament.

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Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Post by sameerph » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:54 am

Yes, we are surely in with a good chance if we win against Poland. This is the analysis from Chessbase India -

How can team India win a medal at the Batumi Olympiad 2018?

So, we have to hope that USA-China ends in a win for either team taking that team to clear gold. Then, If Russia-France ends in a draw we can get a silver with a win over Poland. It can be bronze if only one these 2 scenarios happen.

The key is of course get a win over Poland and hope other results fall in place for us.

Btw, both Anand and Hari are in line for board medals too. Anand currently in 4th place for board 1 and Hari in 3rd place on board 2.

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Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Post by sameerph » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:23 pm

No luck for us today as we could only draw 2-2 against Poland. So, no medal for us .

Men finished 6th.
Women finished 8th.

In individual board medals-

TaniaSachdev - 4th (for the 2nd olympiad in a row)
Anand, Hari and Harika - 5th
Adhiban and Sasi - 6th

Finishing 6th and 8th in a field of around 150 nations is quite good. But, does not feel good when China gets golds in both men and women. ;)

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Post by prasen9 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:42 pm

The men slightly underperformed their seeding. The match against Armenia was crucial :-( The two draws were understandable. And the loss to the U.S. But, Armenia :-(

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Re: World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Post by sameerph » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:26 am

Yes, a win against Armenia would have taken us to same number of points as medalists China, USA and Russia and our tie break was very good. Of course, a win against Armenia would have probably meant tougher matches in the last 2 rounds. We could have met gold medalists China whom we never met eventually.

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