Indian eves dump Estonia; Men held by Argentina

ISTANBUL, (Turkey) Sept 5:
International Master Tania Sachdev recorded her sixth victory in seven games as the Indian women’s team cruised to a 3-1 victory over lower-ranked Estonia to take the joint fourth spot after the seventh round of 40th Chess Olympiad here.
After a setback against her Chinese counterpart in round five, the Delhi-based player has now scored two back-to-back victories and looks good for more.
The victory came as a boon for Indian girls even as the margin could have been better. Up against a lower-ranked team, the Indians conceded a full point on the fourth board as Soumya Swaminathan continued with her rollercoaster ride here.
D Harika defeated Monika Tsiganova on the top board while Mary Ann Gomes had it easy against Triin Narva on the third board. Tania won it against Tatjana Fomina but Regina Narva saved some honour for her team at the expense of Soumya.
China joined overnight leaders Russia and Poland in lead after the latter two could not break the ice and settled for a 2-2 draw sharing one victory each. China won against Armenia by a minimal margin making it a three way tie at the top with just four rounds to come. (PTI)


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