Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the Indian chess staff for successful the 2020 FIDE On-line Chess Olympiad. India have been introduced joint winners of the gold medal alongside Russia after a technical fault.
Praising the Indian squad, represented by Captain Vidit Gujrathi, former world champion Viswanathan Anand, Koneru Humpy, D Harika, younger prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, Pentala Harikrishna, Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh, Prime Minister Modi opined that the win will encourage younger chess gamers to take up the game. He additionally congratulated the Russian staff.
“Congratulations to our chess gamers for successful the FIDE On-line #ChessOlympiad. Their arduous work and dedication are admirable. Their success will certainly inspire different chess gamers. I want to congratulate the Russian staff as nicely,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi.
Congratulations to our chess gamers for successful the FIDE On-line #ChessOlympiad. Their arduous work and dedication are admirable. Their success will certainly inspire different chess gamers. I want to congratulate the Russian staff as nicely.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2020
“We simply instructed FIDE that three of our gamers – Ok. Humpy, Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh have been logged out as a result of server crash through the second match of the ultimate,” non-playing Captain Srinath Narayanan instructed IANS.
“We had requested for a good answer – a replay of three video games,” he added.
Quickly after India made the attraction, FIDE had tweeted: “”Within the second spherical of #ChessOlympiad ultimate match India vs Russia, two Indian gamers Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh misplaced connection to their video games and forfeited on time. India filed an official attraction, the difficulty is now being investigated.”