India loved an unbeaten day with a win and two attracts to maneuver as much as fourth place after six rounds within the Asian On-line Nations (Areas) Cup Workforce Championship for males on Friday.
The highest-seeded Indians, who have been sixth after three rounds, have been held to a 2-2 draw by a robust Kazakhstan group, seeded second, within the sixth spherical after having shared factors with Iran in spherical 4 earlier than beating Jordan three.5-Zero.5.
Within the India-Kazakhstan match, the gifted 16-year-old Nihal Sarin and the skilled Ok Sasikiran scored wins over Rustam Khusnutdiov and Denis Makhnev respectively. B Adhiban and captain Surya Shekhar Ganguly misplaced their video games.
Sasikiran has been a prime performer for India, having received all his six matches thus far whereas Ganguly has 4 victories from 5 video games.
After the conclusion of six rounds, India is on 9 match factors (two factors for profitable a match and one for a draw). The group has thus far received three matches and drawn three. The nation’s prime two gamers — former world champion Viswanathan Anand and Vidit Gujrathi — are usually not a part of the squad.
After being compelled to share factors by Indonesia, the Indians bounced again strongly to thrash Jordan three.5-Zero.5 with Sarin, captain Ganguly and Sasikiran posting victories. Sameer Mansour held B Adhiban to a draw to stop an Indian sweep.
Within the match towards Indonesia, Adhiban drew on prime board towards Yoseph Theolifus Taher whereas Sarin and Susanto Megaranto shared honours. Sasikiran posted India’s solely win, beating Muhammad Agus Kurniawan whereas S P Sethuraman slipped to defeat towards Novendra Priasmoro from an excellent place because the groups settled for the 2-2 end result.
Iran leads the sphere with 11 match factors with Australia and Kazakhstan in second and third place with 10 match factors every.
The event is being performed on nine-round Swiss System preliminaries in each males’s and girls’s division with a time management of 15 minutes plus 5 second increment.
The highest eight groups will qualify for the knockout stage of quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Every stage will probably be a duel of two matches. Money prizes price USD 20,000 and gold, silver and bronze certificates as particular person board prizes within the preliminary stage are up for grabs.
The ladies’s occasion resumes on Saturday for rounds 4 to 6 with the top-seeded Indians in eighth spot.
The event will conclude with the finals on October 25.