The Indian workforce secured its first win within the FIDE World Ladies’s Group Chess Championship by beating Spain 2.5-1.5 within the second pool match right here.
After drawing 2-2 towards Azerbaijan within the first spherical, the Indian ladies rode on R Vaishali’s win over Sabrina Vega Gutierrez to put up a victory within the second Pool A match on Monday evening.
The workforce’s No.1 participant D Harika drew towards Ana Matnadze as did Bhakti Kulkarni and Mary Ann Gomes towards their respective opponents.
Vaishali pulled off a 47-move win over Gutierrez in a Sicilian 4 Knights Variation recreation to supply the essential level for India.
Aside from Harika sharing honours with Matnadze, Kulkarni and Gomes drew towards Maria Eizaguerri Floris and Marta Garcia Martin respectively.
Within the different second spherical matches, Russia outplayed France 3.5.-0.5 whereas Armenia drew 2-2 with Azerbaijan.
Russia is on high with 7.5 factors with Armenia second on 4.5 factors, adopted by India, additionally on 4.5. 4 groups every from Pool A and B advance to the play-offs.
India will tackle Armenia within the third spherical afterward Tuesday.
Earlier within the first spherical towards Azerbaijan, Harika, the highest participant within the absence of Koneru Humpy, expectedly received her recreation, beating Gunay Mammadzada on board one.
The promising Vaishali, sister of juvenile prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, defeated Gulnar Mammadova on the fourth board.
Defeats for Tania Sachdev and Bhakti Kulkarni towards their respective opponents resulted to the match ending at 2-2 draw.
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