World Chess Olympiad: India defeat England in eighth round

Baku, Azerbaijan: India defeated England 2.5-1.5 in the eighth round of the World Chess Olympiad in Baku on Saturday.

Representational Image. Getty

Representational Image. Getty

Chennai Grandmaster SP Sethuraman defeated GM Nigel D Short while the other three games ended in a draw.

Playing white, Sethuraman went in for the Scotch opening and by the sixth move both the players brought their queens into play.

A couple of moves later Sethuraman's board position improved and on move 19 he castled on his queen side and opened his attack from the King side while Short brought his attack on black's King in the queen side.

However the Indian maintained his superior board position to force Short to resign in 41 moves.

The remaining three games ended in a draw.

Updated Date: Sep 10, 2016 23:12 PM

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