Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Humpy won gold and Harika won Silver in the World Women's Team Chess Championship.

MARDIN: The Indian team met another nemesis in China and went down 1.5-2.5 to miss out on a medal and sign off fourth in the World Women's Team Chess Championship

For the Indians, Koneru Humpy played out a draw on the top board against world champion Yifan Hou while Donavalli Harika also did not disappoint on the second in splitting the points with Ju Wenjun

Humpy was the pick among the Indians and the world number two also won the gold medal on the first board with her fine 6/8 performance. Harika was the other medal winner from India to win a silver for her performance on the second board.

In the last round, Humpy did not let Yifan do much and got an easy draw as black with exchanges at regular intervals while Harika was her solid self yet again.
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