The Indian ladies’s chess workforce endured blended fortunes, successful the primary two matches earlier than being upstaged by Iran which pushed them to eighth spot after three rounds of the Asian On-line Nations (Areas) Cup Staff Championship on Sunday.
The workforce led by Mary Ann Gomes began with a Four-Zero rout of Syria earlier than edging Mongolia 2.5-1-5.
Within the third spherical, the top-seeded Indians went down 1.5-2.5 to sixth-ranked Iran regardless of R Vaishali (Elo ranking 2149) successful on the highest board towards Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, the highest-rated participant within the occasion at 2393.
Bhakti Kulkarni and P V Nandhidhaa misplaced towards Mobina Alinasab whereas Padmini Rout drew with Anousha Mahdian enabling Iran to drag off an upset.
Within the second-round sport towards Mongolia, Vaishali misplaced to Batkhuyag Munguntuui whereas Rout and Gomes received and Kulkarni drew her match as India received narrowly.
With two victories, India have 4 Match Factors (2 for a win and 1 in case of a draw) and lie eighth whereas third-seeded Kazakhstan are on prime with 6 MPs, adopted by Vietnam, Iran and Indonesia.
The match will resume on October 16 when the lads’s matches (rounds 4, 5 and 6) will happen whereas ladies’s matches (fourth to sixth spherical) shall be held on October 17.
Matches are being performed over the weekend. The match is being performed on a nine-round preliminaries system in each males’s and girls’s division with a time management of 15 minutes (plus 5 seconds increment).
The highest eight groups will qualify for the knockout stage. Every stage shall be a duel of two matches.
Money prizes price $20,000 and gold, silver and bronze certificates as particular person board prizes within the preliminary levels are up for grabs. The finals shall be held on October 25.