Indian men and women failed to live up to expectations at the 43rd Chess Olympiad that ended today with a double for China.
The Indian men’s team led by former World Champion V Anand finished sixth and the women eighth.
Anand and Vidit Gujarati were the weakest links while among the women Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika were a disappointment.
After a tame surrender to Caruana, Anand had a string of draws against lower-ranked players for a poor showing at the Olympiad. He is just not fit for team events. He mostly plays for quick draws and ends up putting pressure on his teammates.
Funny he wants chess in the 2020 Olympics! What for?
G Joslin Vethakumar