Indian men draw with Israel, women beat Germany

ISTANBUL (Turkey), Sept 3:
World’s second youngest Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi defeated Maxim Rodshtein on the third board to help India play out a 2-2 draw with Israel in the 6th round of the 40th Chess Olympiad here.
Up against higher ranked Israelis, Krishnan Sasikiran played out a chanceless draw against Boris Gelfand, who was the challenger to Viswanathan Anand earlier this year for the world crown at Moscow.
P Harikrishna continued to live up to expectations and did not give any chance to Emil Sutovsky on the second board before signing peace but Abhijeet Gupta was in dire straits when Parimarjan still had to convert his advantage.
The Delhi-based Negi, however lived up to his reputation, coming out with a spirited display to draw 2-2 even as Gupta suffered his first loss in the Olympiad.(PTI)


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