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Chess Olympiad 2022 Day 9 highlights, result: India's Gukesh draw with Azerbaijan.Senior Indian women lose to Poland

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Welcome to the live coverage of the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai. Follow boards, streams and major updates from Mamallapuram’s marquee event.

Results from Mamallapuram:

8:46pm: India 1, the number one seed in the women’s division, fell back, trailing Poland by 1.5 to 2.5. It was the defeat of R. Vaishali that proved decisive in the match. She lost to Olivia Chiorbasa. The others, Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika and Tania Sachdev all tied their games. However, India 2 beat Switzerland in a big way. Vantika Agrawal, Padni Rout, Mary Ann Gomes, and Divya Deshmukh took the win against their lower-rated rivals. India 3 also won. Riding PV Nandhidhaa and M. Sahithi Varshini’s second and her third board wins, they beat Estonia her 3-1. Eesha Karavade and Vishwa Vasnawala drew the game.

8:54pm: In the open section, India 2 drew with Azerbaijan, finally ending D. Gukesh’s incredible winning streak. He had to settle for a draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. R. Praggnanandhaa won the match, which was canceled due to Raunak Sadhwani’s loss. Painted by Nihal Sarin. India 1 beat Brazil his 3-1 with Arjun Erigaisi and K. Sasikiran taking the win. Pendyala Harikrishna and Vidit Gujrathi drew the game.

EN PASSANT – Vishwanathan Anand Koram

Still thrilled that India 2 beat USA 3-1. Raunak Sandhwani won an incredible match. I hope that by giving Gukesh his due credit for his victory, he won’t lose it. Gukesh said he beat Fabiano Caruana, but it’s hard to explain what a huge upset it was.

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Read also: Chess Olympiad 2022, Viswanathan Anand Exclusive Column: Raunak’s Victory Should Not Be Lost in Due Kudos to Gukesh

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DAY 8 RECAP: Gukesh’s immaculate record continues as India overwhelms USA by two stans

If India needed proof of its growing chess prowess, four fearless teens had it on Saturday to the world. Quietly, they made a big statement by defeating mighty America. In doing so, they provided the biggest buzz of the 44th Chess He Olympiad here.

D. Gukesh, Nihal Sarin, R. Pragnanander and Raunak Sadwani teamed up to take down Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Wesley Soh and Reynier Dominguez 3-1 in a sensational victory. Perez – Ranked 5-12 in Live Ratings. Never before in the world of chess has there been such a big upset in this prestigious team match for more than 90 years.

P. Harikrishna’s lead in the 102-move marathon remained top of the women’s section as Indian 1 held on to a 2-2 draw with second-seeded Ukraine, while Armenia maintained a 1-point lead on 15 points. Gukesh and Raunak delivered a stunning victory for the 11th seeded India 2 before a late misstep proved decisive.

Also read: Gukesh is rocking the Chess Olympiad with his smart moves

It all started with R. Praggnanandhaa and Nihal Sarin, who were 105 points ahead of their brightest rivals in the Live Ratings by 110 points and worked hard to win against Wesley So and Levon Aronian, but ended up in a draw. calmed down.

Gukesh, who is currently ranked No. 20 and trails Caruana by 25 points in Live Ratings, struggled early on but put his skill set to the test with Black Pease against quality players. I saw it as an opportunity to Gukesh saw an opportunity following his Caruana Knight move in turn 31. On his next 15 moves, Gukesh continued to find accurate continuations and delivered his punches knockout by delivering the queen. Caruana resigned after seeing an impending checkmate, giving Gukesh his eighth straight victory and second Indian in the world rankings, Viswanathan Anand, first.

Raunak, trailing Leinier Dominguez Perez by 146 points, was similarly classy in the white item. The Knight of Raunak offer on move 21 was absolutely beautiful. But Dominguez, under time pressure, made a crucial mistake on move 40 and declined move 5. It completed the triumph of India’s biggest team.

What you need to know about the Chess Olympiad

of chess olympics will be held in India for the first time since the inaugural tournament in 1927 and will honor Chennai, considered the chess capital of the country. It will be the first time in 30 years that the Olympics will be held in Asia.

If you missed the Olympiad hype train, we’ve got you covered.

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    This event will see the largest number of countries participating in the Olympics.
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    About 350 teams in the Open and Women’s sections from 187 countries will compete fiercely. Of these, 188 teams are in the open section and 162 are in the women’s section.
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    Previously, the 2018 Batumi Olympiad set a record with 184 and 150 teams from 179 countries participating in the open and women’s sections respectively.
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    India’s 30-man team will be the largest team to date.
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    With the absence of Russia and China, India’s Team A is seeded second while the United States top the ranking list.

Where to watch the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad

You can watch the Chess Olympiad live stream on the official FIDE Chess Olympiad YouTube channel. The event will be broadcast live on his Doordarshan TV channel in India. Sportster also allows you to follow the board and all the analysis of your daily matches.