FIDE Online Olympiad for PWD R1: India 1 and 4 make a winning start
India 1 and India 4 make a winning start by registering victories over Azerbaijan and Venezuela. IM Shashikant Kutwal who is also the captain of the team, Kishan Gangolli and WIM Jennitha Anto K registered emphatic victories to secure a victory for the team India 1. Marimuthu, Krishna and Sanjay ensured India 4's win over higher rated Venezuela. Both wins for team India came in the form of 3-1. With six more rounds to go for the Swiss league stage, India 1 definitely has good chances to advance to the knockout stage. Today Sunday 22nd November India 1 will face Argentina and India 4 will go up against Ukraine 2 in Round 2 starting from 7:30 p.m. IST.
India 1 and India 4 make winning start
The medal hopes for India 1 resides on IM Shashikant Kutwal, Kishan Gangolli and WIM Jennitha Anto. All three made an emphatic winning start in Round 1 of FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities. If these three continue their momentum then India 1 will definitely reach the Knockout stage after the conclusion of seven rounds of Swiss league. India 4 also made a winning start over higher rated Venezuela as Marimuthu, Krishna and Sanjay scored three important victories for their team to register a 3-1 victory over their opponents.
Azerbaijain - India 1: 1-3
IM Shashikant Kutwal (2182) scored a fine victory against Aydin Shahpalangov (1945)
Shahpalangov - Aydin
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Kishan Gangolli (2128) scored a win with ease as his opponent Gennadiy Gelman (1793) blundered a pawn in the opening first and then blundered the queen in the next six moves.
In an already difficult position, Naveen Kumar defended his pawns incorrectly and then blundered a checkmate in another five moves.
Habibulla - Naveen
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WIM Jennitha Anto K (2001) played bravely and her opponent Nadezhda Belyayeva succumbed to her attack.
Jennitha - Nadezhda
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India 2 - Israel: 0.5-3.5
Soundarya Kumar Pradhan (1746) was the only player to score from India 2 as he drew with WFM Aleksandra Aleksandrova (1780) in a topsy-turvy battle. Soundarya had an early advantage but he couldn't maintain it, eventually salvaged a draw in the endgame from a difficult position.
Ukraine 3 - India 3: 2.5-1.5
Udupa Krishna (1733) scored the sole victory for the team when he capitalized on his opponent Svitlana Solomna's (1434) tactical error.
Megha Chakraborty (1232) held Vyacheslav Anikeev (1841) to a draw.
India 4 - Venezuela: 3-1
K Marimuthu, R Krishna and S Kavlekar score victories to make sure India 4 beats Venezuela by 3-1.
Replay all games of Indian teams of Round 1
Standings after Round 1
|1||1||Poland 1||POL 1||1||1||0||0||2||4,0||0,0|
|12||Ukraine 2||UKR 2||1||1||0||0||2||4,0||0,0|
|17||Poland 2||POL 2||1||1||0||0||2||4,0||0,0|
|19||Romania 1||ROU 1||1||1||0||0||2||4,0||0,0|
|22||Colombia 1||COL 1||1||1||0||0||2||4,0||0,0|
|23||Philippines 2||PHI 2||1||1||0||0||2||4,0||0,0|
|26||Russia 3||RUS 3||1||1||0||0||2||4,0||0,0|
|27||Turkey 1||TUR 1||1||1||0||0||2||4,0||0,0|
|14||6||Russia 1||RUS 1||1||1||0||0||2||3,0||0,0|
|7||Ukraine 1||UKR 1||1||1||0||0||2||3,0||0,0|
|8||India 1||IND 1||1||1||0||0||2||3,0||0,0|
|15||Poland 3||POL 3||1||1||0||0||2||3,0||0,0|
|44||India 4||IND 4||1||1||0||0||2||3,0||0,0|