Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the Indian chess crew for profitable the 2020 FIDE On-line Chess Olympiad. India had been introduced joint winners of the gold medal alongside Russia after a technical fault.
Praising the Indian squad, represented by Captain Vidit Gujrathi, former world champion Viswanathan Anand, Koneru Humpy, D Harika, younger prodigy R Praggnanandhaa, Pentala Harikrishna, Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh, Prime Minister Modi opined that the win will encourage younger chess gamers to take up the game. He additionally congratulated the Russian crew.
“Congratulations to our chess gamers for profitable the FIDE On-line #ChessOlympiad. Their laborious work and dedication are admirable. Their success will certainly inspire different chess gamers. I want to congratulate the Russian crew as effectively,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi.
Congratulations to our chess gamers for profitable the FIDE On-line #ChessOlympiad. Their laborious work and dedication are admirable. Their success will certainly inspire different chess gamers. I want to congratulate the Russian crew as effectively.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 30, 2020
“We simply informed FIDE that three of our gamers – Okay. Humpy, Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh had been logged out because of server crash in the course of the second match of the ultimate,” non-playing Captain Srinath Narayanan informed IANS.
“We had requested for a good resolution – a replay of three video games,” he added.
Quickly after India made the enchantment, FIDE had tweeted: “”Within the second spherical of #ChessOlympiad remaining match India vs Russia, two Indian gamers Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh misplaced connection to their video games and forfeited on time. India filed an official enchantment, the difficulty is now being investigated.”
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