India fields third women’s team in Chess Olympiad

July 22, 2022

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India added a third women’s team on Thursday to make it an even number of entries in the Chess Olympiad beginning at Mahabalipuram on July 28.

The members of India C team are, Eesha Karavade, M Varshini Sahiti, Pratyusha Bodda, P V Nandhidhaa and Varsha Vasnawala. Grandmaster Shyam Sundar could be the coach.

Meanwhile, the seeding in the open section saw a change when India replaced Azerbaijan as the second seed behind favourite USA.

The change in seeding was forced following the withdrawal of Azerbaijani strongman Teimour Radjabov.

As a result of the average rating of Azerbaijan placing it sixth on the seeding list, Norway, Spain and Poland now occupy third to fifth places.

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