Koneru Humpy wins; India on course

Chennai, Aug 3 (UNI): India’s Koneru Humpy scored a thumping victory over Nana Dzagnidze, one of the top players in the Women’s circuit in the 6th round of the Women’s section of the 44th Chess Olympiad.

The entire India A Team rose to the occasion with R Vaishali defeating higher-rated Lela Javakhisvili while Tania and Harika held fort to defeat third seed Georgia 3-1.


D Gukesh was once again on fire as he carved his blistering sixth victory on the trot, but Nihal Sarin drew on the second board while Adhiban and Raunak Sadhwani ended on the losing side. India B, the most sought-after Team at the Olympiad thus lost to Armenia with a 1.5-2.5 score. India C Team thrashed Lithuania 3.5-1.5 while India A Team was leading 1.5-0.5 late tonight.

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