China Wins Gold In Open Sec­tion At Chess Olympiad

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In­dia fin­ished sixth in the open sec­tion and eighth in women’s team category on the fi­nal day of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad last fort­night at Ge­or­gia. China won the gold in both the sec­tions — open and women. In the open sec­tion, third-seeded China drew the top-seeded USA while sec­ond-seeded Rus­sia de­feated France. In the end, USA won the sil­ver medal while Rus­sia won the bronze. This is the sec­ond time that China won the Olympiad gold. China had pre­vi­ously won it in 2014 in Nor­way. Fifth-seeded In­dia was ranked sixth after its draw against Poland.

“Last Olympiad we ben­e­fited from the tiebreak sys­tem; this time, un­for­tu­nately, we didn’t. Nev­er­the­less, sil­ver is a good re­sult and I’d like to thank all my team mem­bers for their ded­i­cated work. Con­grats to China on gold in the Open and Women’s sec­tions,” US top board player Fabi­ano Caru­ana tweeted.

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