Indian women, the fourth-seeds, beat USA while the men’s squad, seeded sixth, went down to China at the World Team Chess Championship at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, on Sunday.
India’s women’s team were boosted by Tania Sachdev’s vital win over the US women’s champion Sabina Foisor, which powered them to a 2.5-1.5 win over US.
In the men’s section, B Adhiban was beaten by Yu Yangyi, while all the other games were deadlocked and ended in a draw. Sasikiran had a shot at victory, but Wei Yi equalised to force a draw, according to the report on the official website.
In the opening round on Saturday, Indian women were held to a 2-2 draw by Georgia while the men lost 1.5-2.5 to Poland with Vidit Gujarathi posting the only win.
The Indian men plays Belarus in round three, while the women will take on Ukraine.
China and Poland lead the men’s championship with four points each, while in the women’s tournament, Russia is in the lead ahead of Poland, India and Ukraine by one point.