World Youth Chess: Russia shocks India Green, takes lead

The Russians have taken the sole lead - eight points - with five rounds remaining in the competition.

India Green's Nihal Sarin in the fourth round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad at Ahmedabad.   -  Special Arrangement

Third-seeded Russia shocked top seed India Green to move into the sole lead at the end of the fourth round of the World Youth Chess Olympiad at Ahmedabad on Wednesday. The Russians are on eight points, one ahead of second seed Iran and Uzbekistan.

India Green and India Red are on six points, along with Kazakhstan and Israel. Five rounds remain.

Important results
  • Fourth round:
  • India Green lost to Russia 1-3 (Aryan Chopra lost to Semen Lomasov; R. Praggnanandhaa lost to Sergei Lobanov; Nihal Sarin drew with Artur Gaifullin; P. Iniyan drew with Timur Fakhrutdinov).
  • Armenia lost to Iran 1-3 (Aram Hakobyan drew with Amin Tabatabaei; Shant Sargsyan lost to Alireza Firouzja; David Mirzoyan drew with Aryan Gholami; Mamikon Gharibyan lost to Mahdi Gholami).
  • Uzbekistan beat Belarus 3-1 (Nodirbek Yakubboev beat Viachaslau Zarubitski; Shamsiddin Vokhidov drew wth Olga Badelka; Saidakbar Saydaliev drew with Maksim Ivannikau; Daler Vakhidov beat Arseni Kotau).
  • Argentina lost to India Red (Francisco Varacalli drew with Rajdeep Sarkar; Julian Villca lost to S. Jayakumar; Tomas Kapitachuk lost to Arjun Erigaisi; Matias Aguero beat Mitrabha Guha.
  • Third round:
  • Armenia lost to India Green 1.5-2.5 (Aram Hakobyan beat Aryan Chopra; Shant Sargsyan drew with R. Praggnanandhaa; David Mirzoyan lost to Nihal Sarin; Mamikon Gharibyan lost to P. Iniyan).
  • Iran drew with Uzbekistan 2-2 (Amin Tabatabaei lost to Nodirbek Yakubboev; Alireza Firouzja beat Shamsiddin Vokhidov; Aryan Gholam beat Saidakbar Saydaliev; Mahdi Gholami lost to Daler Vokhidov).
  • Mongolia lost to Russia 0.5-3.5 (Dambasuren Batsuren lost to Semen Lomasov; Sugar Ganerdene drew with Artur Gaifulli; Ganzorig Amartuvshin lost to Timur Fakhrutdiniov; Sumiya Chinguun lost to Alexandra Obolentseva).
  • India Red beat India Blue 2.5-1.5 (Rajdeep Sarkar drew with Rahul Srivatshav; S. Jayakumar drew with Rakesh Kumar Jena; Arjun Erigaisi drew with Aronyak Ghosh; Mitrabha Guha beat Vantika Agrawal).

  Dugout videos