Bangla Hunt Desk: India wins gold in online FIDE chess competition. India and Russia were declared joint winners in this competition. On Sunday, when the final match of the Chess Olympiad was being fought fiercely between Russia and India, the internet connection was suddenly disrupted and the server went down. This caused some problems among Indian chess players. India reached the winning position at the time of the internet connection disruption, but due to the internet connection disruption, the game server sat down for a while and Russia was declared the champion in the competition. India strongly protested. The decision was then reconsidered and India and Russia were declared joint winners in the competition.
The first round in the final is a 3-3 result draw. Russia lost to India in the next round with a result of 4.5-1.5 and the result was intense controversy as the server went down during this round. India's Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh lost to Russia's Andrei Sipenko and Polina Suvolova.
This is the first time that India has reached the final of the FIDE Olympiad. Reaching the final for the first time, India became the joint champion with Russia. The Prime Minister of India Hon'ble Shri Narendra Modi and the President Shri Ramnath Kobind Mahasaya congratulated India on its success. There are also many more congratulatory messages for India to become champions.