India wins silver at World Youth Chess Olympiad

The team comprising GM Erigaisi Arjun, IM P. Iniyan, Koustav Chatterjee, Sankalp Gupta and WIM Divya Deshmukh won seven out of nine rounds.

From left: Silver lining: Sankalp Gupta, Erigaisi Arjun, Iniyan, Koustav Chatterjee, Divya Deshmush and Srinath Narayan.   -  Special Arrangement

India, with 14 match points, won the silver medal at the World Youth Chess Olympiad, which concluded at Konya, Turkey on Monday.

The team comprising GM Erigaisi Arjun, IM P. Iniyan, Koustav Chatterjee, Sankalp Gupta and WIM Divya Deshmukh was coached by GM Srinath Narayan.

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Out of nine rounds, India won seven and lost two.

Uzbekistan bagged the gold with 16 match points (MP) while China stood third, with 13 MPs. Forty six teams including 39 countries participated in the Olympiad.