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FIDE Online Olympiad for PWD R5: Poland 2 too strong for India 1

by Shahid Ahmed - 26/11/2020

India 1 had a tough time against Poland 2 in Round 5 of FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities. Both Shashikant and Naveen had no chance against their respective opponents. Kishan scored the only draw for the team to avoid a whitewash. Jennitha got a winning position but she was unable to convert it into a victory. India 2 defeated Mongolia by 3-1, India 3 went down against Romania 1 by 3-1 and India 4 lost to Colombia by 1.5-2.5. India 1 needs to win the last two rounds of the preliminary stage by maximum margin to have a chance to advance to the Semi-Finals. Today Thursday 26th November, India 1 will face Chile in Round 6 starting from 7:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Niklesh Jain

Kishan scores the sole draw

Kishan manages to avoid a whitewash | Photo: Niklesh Jain

India 1 had a tough day at the as they lost to Poland 2 by 3.5-0.5. Kishan Gangolli was the only one from the team to make a solid draw. Jennitha had a winning position but she misplayed, lost her advantage and eventually the game. India 2 beat Mongolia by 3-1, India 3 lost to Romania by 3-1 and India 4 lost to Colombia by narrow margin of 2.5-1.5

Poland 2 - India 1: 3.5-0.5

Shashikant played very passive which allowed his opponent IM Jacek Stachanczyk to launch a relentless attack.

Kishan was the only one from the team to score a half point against IM Piotr Dukaczewski.

Naveen Kumar also had a strong opponent in the form of Michal Wolanski.

Jennitha was the only one from the team who got a decisive advantage, unfortunately for her, she missed it.

Jennitha - Emilia

Position after 20...gxf5

White is evidently winning here but what is the best continuation?

India 1 had a tough loss against Poland 2 by 3.5-0.5

India 2 - Mongolia: 3-1

Krishna, Subhendu and Soundarya all three scored emphatic victories. Sarita was also on the brink of a victory, she missed a mate in one probably due to time pressure and eventually ran out of time.

India 2 thrashed Mongolia 3-1

Romania 1 - India 3: 3-1

Vivek scored the sole victory for the team. Ashvin, Megha and Pegu couldn't overcome their stronger opponents respectively.

India 3 went down against Romania 1 by 3-1

India 4 - Colombia 1: 1.5-2.5

Malika was the only one from the team to score a victory, apart from her Sanjay managed to make a draw with his opponent. Marimuthu and Murahari lost their respective games.

India 4 lost to Colombia 1 by a narrow margin of 1.5-2.5
FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities Round 5 | Video: FIDE

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Standings after Round 5

Rk.SNo TeamTeamGames  +   =   -  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
16Russia 1RUS 155001017,591,558,058,0
217Poland 2POL 25410916,073,549,042,0
43Philippines 1PHI 15320814,078,061,048,8
67Ukraine 1UKR 15401812,051,559,545,0
713Ukraine 3UKR 35401812,044,554,542,5
91Poland 1POL 15311714,571,055,035,8
109Russia 2RUS 25311713,058,053,034,5
1219Romania 1ROU 15311712,543,547,026,3
148India 1IND 15311710,548,564,541,3
1722Colombia 1COL 15302612,540,048,524,0
1826Russia 3RUS 35302612,060,048,025,5
2015Poland 3POL 35302612,055,559,030,5
2123Philippines 2PHI 25221611,536,056,027,5
2412Ukraine 2UKR 25302610,536,056,526,0
2543India 3IND 35212511,546,050,520,3
2850Malaysia 1MAS 15212511,023,042,517,3
3034India 2IND 25212510,533,051,019,5

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