It was heartbreak for India, the joint world champions, within the semifinal of Fide On-line Chess Olympiad because the USA gained the blitz tiebreak 4.5 to 1.5.
India gained the primary spherical 4-1 however in a superb comeback, the USA cantered residence within the second spherical (4-2) forcing a vital blitz tiebreak.
Within the tiebreak, solely D Harika gained towards Nazi Naikidze whereas Nihal Sarin drew with Awonder Liang.
P Harikrishna misplaced to Jeffery Xiong, B Adhiban succumbed to Roy Robson whereas Koneru Humy misplaced to Irina Krush and Vaishali R was defeated by Thalia Cervantes Landeiro.
Within the first spherical, Viswanathan Anand beat Xiong whereas Vaishali R shocked Thalia. Harikrishna who’s taking part in from his base in Prague, outplayed Dariusz Swiercz and Harika who was taking part in from her residence in Hyderabad defeated Anna Zatonskin to submit a 4-1 win for India.
Nihal Sarin and Koneru Humpy drew their video games over Liang and Irina, respectively, as India assured their win.
A pleasant tactical blow towards Swiercz helped Harikrishna declare a full level for India. The primary spherical ended as a large defeat for the USA. Harika stored her poise whereas defending her sport from a tough place however capitalised on her rival’s blunder for the win.
Within the second spherical, Anand misplaced to Xion, Vidit Gujrathi was overwhelmed by Roy, and R Praggnandhaaa was tamed by Liang whereas Hump and Vaishali drew their video games towards Irina and Cervantes as USA gained with 4-2 win.
Russia, in the meantime, beat China 2-Zero within the second semifinal.
Earlier, within the quarterfinals, India defeated Ukraine whereas People rallied to beat Kazakhstan after trailing within the first spherical whereas Russia upended the hopes of Hungry 7-5 and China smashed Poland 8.5-3.5 within the different quarter-final matches
The ultimate might be performed between the USA and Russia on Wednesday.