World Chess Team: India lost to Uzbekistan in semi-final | So Good News
India lost 3-1 to Uzbekistan in the semi-finals of the FIDE World Team Chess Championship on Friday.
The two teams tied 2-2 in the first round. S.L. Narayanan defeated Shamsiddin Vohidov with black pieces and S.P. Sethuraman’s loss to Jahongir Vohidov made up for it.
Vidit Santosh Gujrati drew with Nordirbek Yakubboev on the top board, followed by a tie between Nihal Sarin and Javohir Sindharov.
Gujrati and Sarin lost to Yakubboev and Sindharov in the second round.
Narayanan beat Vohidov in 44 moves but it was not enough as Sethuraman was replaced by K. who played on the fourth board. Sasikiran tied with Sindharov and lost 2.5-1.5 to Uzbekistan, winner of the open title at the Chess Olympiad earlier this year. win to advance to the finals.
A win in a round gives a team two points, while a draw is worth one point.
In the second semi-final, China defeated Spain and qualified for the summit. After sharing the prizes in the first round, China won the second round 3-1 to advance to the final against the Uzbeks.
Meanwhile, India will face Spain in the fight for third place on Friday.