The team led by Viswanathan Anand lost to the United States in a tie-break.
Kerala boy Nihal Sarin scored a win in the tie-breakers as India crushed Ukraine in the quarterfinals
In the play-offs, the Indian team captained by GM Viswanathan Anand will take on the runner-up team from pool-C.
India won two matches and drew one in Pool B on the opening day.
The 11-member India team will be captained by former world champion Viswanathan Anand.
The 15-year-old defeated Michal Krasenkow to advance to the fourth round.
Russian GM Dmitry Andreikin gets the better of the Indian GM
The Kerala-based teenager defeated Russian GM Sanan in the second round
The 2620-rated Thrissur teenager defeated Ugandan IM Arthur Ssegwanyi in the first round in Sochi.
For the Kerala GM, who has won back-to-back international titles, a higher TPR is a positive indicator.