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India Wins Gold At Online Chess Olympiad

BP World Bureau | Aug 31 2020 11:53:24 AM
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NEW DELHI: The Indian chess team was crowned joint champions of the Online Chess Olympiad on august 30th alongside Russia.

Indian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand announced the news on Twitter, congratulating Russia. 

Due to the COVID-19, for the first time FIDE, the international chess federation was holding the Olympiad in an online format. 

However, the competition faced issues like internet disconnection and server issues. India and Russia were declared joint winners of the 2020 Online Chess Olympiad.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju took to social media to appreciate the team.