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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

India Takes Lead in Team Chess Match Against Israel

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Grandmaster G N Gopal beat Israel's Tal Baron 4-0 to put India in a 9.5-6.5 lead over the Israel team on Tuesday. Indian team started with a 3-1 triumph in the blindfold category with Sasikiran breaking through Yadael Stapek and Gopal coming good against Tal Baron.

GM Gopal

Abhijeet was held to a draw by Vitaly Golod, while Adhiban was forced to split the point against Gil Popliski on the fourth board. In the rapid round top Israeli Ilya Smirin was back on the top board and drew with Sasikiran while Gupta was in for a shock as he lost to Golod. You can read the full story here.

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