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

Also Watch

It's A Wrap: Omerta star Rajkummar Rao in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 Watch: National-level skater and coach Dhwanit Rele trains and nurtures budding athletes
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 FOMO Episode 1: Google Assistant, This is America, Sonam's wedding & Global Warming
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See