chessbase india logo

India will take on USA and ROW on day one of the Online Nations Cup

by Sagar Shah - 05/05/2020

On paper India is the 5th seed at the Online Nations Cup starting from today. But when you have players like Anand, Vidit, Harikrishna, Adhiban, Humpy and Harika, you can be sure that they will create some upsets! Also with just six teams in the fray, there are good chances that team India will qualify for the Superfinal on May 10th where the top four teams will be pitted against each other. On day one (5th of May 2020), the action begins at 18.30 hours IST when team India takes on USA in round 1 and Rest of the World (ROW) in round two at 20.15 hours. Also guess India's final placing in the event and win a special prize!

The FIDE chess. com Online Nations Cup is the most eagerly awaited event that will begin from the 5th of May 2020. It's is a team championship showdown, where six teams of four players each will fight under a rapidplay format, for a prize fund of USD 180,000. The first stage, a double round-robin with the six teams, will take place on May 5-9. The top two teams will then play in a Superfinal on Sunday, May 10, to determine the FIDE Chess. com Online Nations Cup champion. The games will be played in a rapid format, where each player begins the game with 25 minutes on their clock, plus 10 seconds of extra time added after each move.

Team India vs Team USA

India has a clear edge when it comes to the women's board. Humpy is in good form and is stronger than Irina Krush. However, Anand, Vidit and Harikrishna will have the unenviable task of facing three of the strongest grandmasters in the world of chess - Caruana, Nakamura and Dominguez. But if all three Indians can hold their own, then the chances of the team winning are quite high!

Team Europe vs Team Russia

China vs Rest of the World

When it comes to Europe vs Russia encounter, both teams are well balanced. However, when it comes to China vs the ROW, the Chinese team definitely have an edge. But it must be said that the Rest of the World Team is definitely the most unpredictable one with players like Radjabov, Firouzja and Amin.

Round 1 will begin at 6.30 p.m. IST

  Rest of the World

Round 2 will begin at 8.15 p.m. IST

  Rest of the World


12020/05/0518:30 IST
22020/05/0520:15 IST
32020/05/0618:30 IST
42020/05/0620:15 IST
52020/05/0718:30 IST
62020/05/0720:15 IST
72020/05/0818:30 IST
82020/05/0820:15 IST
92020/05/0918:30 IST
102020/05/0920: 15 IST

The tournament can be followed LIVE on ChessBase India and we will be having daily report and video round ups.


Guess India's final position in the tournament and win three-months ChessBase Premium Account. Post your answers in the comments section below.

Related news:
एशियन U14 नेशंस कप - भारत नें जीता स्वर्ण पदक

@ 02/04/2021 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
दिखा नारीशक्ति का दम "एशियन चैम्पियन बने हम "

@ 25/10/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Asian Online Nations: Indian Women clinch Gold, Men win Silver

@ 25/10/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
धमाकेदार अंदाज से भारत एशियन कप के फाइनल मे

@ 24/10/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Asian Nations Online: Indian Men and Women are through to the Finals

@ 24/10/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Asian Nations Online: Indian Men and Women rush to the Semi-Finals

@ 23/10/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
भारत एशियन नेशंस कप के सेमी फाइनल में पहुंचा

@ 23/10/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Asian Online Nations Cup Quarter-Finals: Men against Mongolia, women versus Kyrgyzstan

@ 23/10/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
एशियन नेशंस कप क्वाटर फाइनल - भारत है तैयार

@ 22/10/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
एशियन नेशंस कप - भारत क्वाटर फाइनल मे पहुंचा

@ 19/10/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Asian Nations Online R7-9: Indian Women top the Preliminary stage

@ 19/10/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Asian Nations Online R7-9: Nihal saves Team India

@ 18/10/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
एशियन नेशंस कप: महिला टीम नें लगाई जीत की हैट्रिक

@ 18/10/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Asian Nations Online R4-6: Indian Women make a hat-trick

@ 17/10/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Asian Nations Online R4-6: Sasikiran anchors through the storm

@ 16/10/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
एशियन कप - इन्डोनेशिया ,म्यांमार से खेलेगा भारत

@ 15/10/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Asian Nations Online R1-3: Indian Women have a difficult start

@ 11/10/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
Asian Nations Online R1-3: Indian Men make a good start

@ 10/10/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
एशियन नेशन्स कप - भारत का अभियान आज से शुरू

@ 10/10/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Team India is the favorite at the Asian Online Nations Cup 2020

@ 09/10/2020 by Shahid Ahmed (en)
फबियानों करूआना : सर्वश्रेष्ठ नेशन्स कप खिलाड़ी

@ 12/05/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
चीन बना फीडे ऑनलाइन नेशन्स कप का विजेता

@ 11/05/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
फीडे नेशन्स कप:R:9&10 - चीन और अमेरिका फ़ाइनल में ,भारत को खूब खली आनंद की कमी

@ 10/05/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Learn from India no.1, 2 and 3: Vishy, Vidit and Hari

@ 09/05/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
फीडे नेशन्स कप :R-7&8 भारत की मिली पहली जीत

@ 09/05/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
फीडे नेशन्स कप:R-5&6: आनंद की दहाड़ पर फिर भी नहीं जीते हम

@ 08/05/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Vishy Anand beats Ian Nepomniachtchi in 17 moves | Online Nations Cup Day 3

@ 08/05/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
फीडे नेशन्स कप:R 3 & 4 : यूरोप और चीन से हारा भारत

@ 07/05/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Vishy Anand's art of building a fortress | Nations Cup 2020 Day 2

@ 07/05/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
फीडे नेशन्स कप:राउंड 1 & 2:अमेरिका से बराबरी तो रेस्ट ऑफ द वर्ल्ड से हारा भारत

@ 06/05/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
A tough first day for team India at the Online Nations Cup 2020

@ 06/05/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
फीडे नेशन्स कप :D1:अमेरिका और रेस्ट ऑफ वर्ल्ड से खेलेगा भारत मुक़ाबला

@ 05/05/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
फीडे ऑनलाइन नेशन्स कप - विश्वनाथन आनंद के नेत्तृत्व में खेलगी मजबूत भारतीय टीम

@ 24/04/2020 by Niklesh Jain (hi)
Indian team at Nations Cup = Anand, Vidit, Hari, Beast, Humpy and Harika

@ 24/04/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)
Online Nations cup will see Vishy Anand back in action from 5th to the 10th of May

@ 21/04/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)