World Youth Chess: India Red in second place

Iran and India Red, which defeated Israel 3-1, share the second position, with eight points each.

Aryan Chopra of India Green plays in the fifth round in Ahmedabad.   -  Special Arrangement

India Green was held to a draw by Iran in the sixth round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad at Ahmedabad on Thursday. The main team of the host now has seven points, three behind the sole leader Russia.

Wednesday report: Russia shocks India Green

Iran and India Red, which defeated Israel 3-1, share the second position, with eight points each. Four rounds remain.

Important results (fifth round)
  • Russia beat Uzbekistan 2.5-1.5 (Semen Lomasavo beat Nodirbek Yakubboev; Sergei Lobanov drew with Shamsiddin Vokhidov; Artur Gaifullin beat Saidakbar Saydaliev; Alexandra Obolentseva lost to Daler Vakhidov).
  • Iran drew with India 2-2 (Amin Tabatabaei beat Aryan Chopra; Alireza Firouzja beat R. Praggnanandhaa; Aryan Gholami lost to Nihal Sarin; Mahdi Gholami lost to P. Iniyan).
  • India Red beat Israel 3-1 (Rajdeep Sarkar lost to Or Bronstein; S. Jayakumar beat Nisim Iliaguev; Arjun Erigaisi beat Dan Poleg; Mitrabha Guha beat Alexander Zlatin).
  • Mongolia beat Kazakhstan 3-1 (Dambasuren Batsuren beat Kazybek Nogerbek; Sugar Ganerdene drew with Ramazan Zhalmakhanov; Ganzorig Amartuvshin drew with Timur Nurzhanov; Sumiya Chinguun beat Assel Serikbay).
  • Turkey beat India Blue 2.5-1.5 (Deniz Ozen drew with Rahul Shrivatshav; Ekin Ozenir beat Rakesh Kumar Jena; Alparslan Isik beat Aroynak Ghosh; Duru Okuyaz lost to Vantika Agrawal).

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