Indian settle for bronze at World Team Chess Championship
The Indian team spanked Brazil 3.5-0.5 in the final round to end the World Team Chess Championship with a bronze medal in Bursa.other Updated: Jan 14, 2010 12:22 IST
The Indian team spanked Brazil 3.5-0.5 in the final round to end the World Team Chess Championship with a bronze medal in Bursa.
Going into final round, needing an outright win to win a medal, the Krishanan Sasikiran-led team delivered the goods and only one draw was conceded out of the four boards possible, yesterday.
Meanwhile Russia finished first after they completed a 3-1 victory over Israel in the final round. The Russians only needed a marginal victory to clinch the gold but Israelis blew it up in the games they played black.
United States won the deserving silver medal after they held Azerbaijan to an easy 2-2 draw following a peace result on all boards.
The Russians ended with a tally of 15 points in all while US and India tied for the second spot tally 13 points overall.
It was simply a tremendous result by the Indians without Viswanathan Anand, the mainstay of team India and also the highest rated player.