Online Chess Olympiad: India to play USA in semis

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The semifinal line-up of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad has been decided with India set to play USA and China taking on Russia.

India stormed into the last-four stage with a convincing victory over Ukraine in the quarterfinals.

After India took the first duel, Ukraine hit back. However, in the tie-breaker, India remained unbeaten and crushed the European side 5-1 to progress.

In the knockout round against Ukraine, B Adhiban defeated Kirill Shevchenko while Dronavalli Harika won against Nataliya Buksa.

Kerala boy Nihal Sarin scored a win over Platon Galperin while Koneru Humpy and Vidit Gujrathi drew their respective ties against Iulija Osmak and Vasyl Ivanchuk in the tie-breakers.

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