Tromso: The Indian men and women’s teams settled for a 2-2 draw with Italy and Kazakhstan respectively in the third round of the 41st Chess Olympiad.

S P Sethuraman defeated Alberto David on the second board while Parimarjan Negi went down to world number three Fabiano Caruana.

Krishnan Sasikiran tried hard but could not beat the solid defences of Daniele Vocaturo while B Adhiban drew a game against Sabino Brunello on the fourth board.

The Indian eves were on the brink of defeat but Padmini Rout salvaged a point at the expense of Kazakh’s Madina Davletbayeva.


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