first_imgLast Updated: 30th August, 2020 13:34 IST Rahul Gandhi Extends Best Wishes As Team India Storms Into Chess Olympiad Final Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended best wishes to team India as it made it to the finals of the online Chess Olympiad on for the first time in history. Former world champion Viswanathan Anand also emerged victorious against Jan-Krzystof Duda in 78 moves in the second round after losing to his opponent in the first round.READ | Online Chess Olympiad: India Notch Up Three Easy WinsCaptain Vidit Gujrathi led the way with a win over Gzegorz Gajeswki while Humpy and D Harika also made successes. Young genius R Praggnanandhaa, who replaced Nihal Sarin, was later beaten by Igor Janik, while Vantika Agrawal drew with Alicja Silwicka. COMMENT 1 week ago Rahul Gandhi targets Centre over lack of ‘fair, inclusive COVID vaccine access strategy’ Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended best wishes to team India as it made it to the finals of the Chess Olympiad on Sunday. Expressing pride for entering the finals for the first time in history, Gandhi said billions of hearts are rooting for team India’s big win in the Chess Olympiad this year. In a massive accomplishment, Koneru Humpy held her nerve in an Armageddon game to pull off a 2-1 victory for India in the Chess Olympiad semi-final against Poland on Saturday. India, whose previous best finish at the Chess Olympiad was a bronze medal in 2014, are now certain of a first-ever gold or silver. They will be up against Russia vs USA semi-final on Sunday.READ | Nirmala Sitharaman Congratulates Team India On Entering FIDE Chess Olympiad Quarter-finals Indian superstar Humpy Koneru wins it for INDIA 🇮🇳India moves to FINALS!!! #ChessOlympiad #IndiaOP— – India (@chesscom_in) August 29, 2020 Written By In the first round, Anand lost to Duda while Gujrathi was beaten by Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Divya Deshmukh was defeated by Alicja Silwicka. Humpy and Harika drew against Socko and Karina Cyfika while Sarin posted the only victory for India, beating Igor Janik, in the first round.The Indian team had earlier beaten Armenia in Friday’s quarterfinal. This is the first time the Olympiad is being played online and with a final stage played on a knockout basis.READ | Teenager R Praggnanandhaa Helps Indian Team Beat China In FIDE Online Chess Olympiad Gloria Methri 1 week ago Rahul Gandhi to address virtual rallies in poll-bound Bihar amid chaos in Congress party FOLLOW UScenter_img 1 week ago Rahul Gandhi lists 3 actions that ‘destroyed’ economy after FM’s ‘Act of God’ remark First Published: 30th August, 2020 12:58 IST LIVE TV READ | Gujrathi, Humpy Offered Hotel Rooms To Play Remaining Online Chess Olympiad MatchesTeam India’s steady progress The Indian team reclaimed its position with the 2-1 victory on Saturday after losing the first round at 2-4. The team then made a strong comeback in the second with a crushing 4.5-1.5 win. Humpy finished off rest of the match with a tie-breaker. WATCH US LIVE 1 week ago RBI issues warning on economic crisis, Rahul Gandhi says ‘Increase spending, not credit’ India is in the Finals!! After losing the 1st match to Poland 4-2 we came back strongly in the in the next one by scoring 4.5-1.5! Humpy showed amazing nerves by clinching the armaggedon in a spectacular way!!— Vidit Gujrathi (@viditchess) August 29, 2020 1 week ago Congress follows Rahul Gandhi’s clarion call; leads nationwide protest against NEET-JEE SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMENDlast_img

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