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Poland, Spain and Germany in lead; India 'A' hold Ukraine

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Spain and Poland lead the table with four match points after two rounds. Poland swept Romania 4-0, while Spain made short work of Slovenia 3.5-0.5.

In the fourth table, India 'A' held fourth seeded Ukraine to a 2-2 draw, thanks to wins in the middle board by Kishan Gangolli and Darpan Inani.

Taking an early 2-0 lead, Ukraine looked all set for a victory, when the Indian duo turned the tables on the higher seed.

Kishan and Darpan maintained their composure in a tight situation, converting crucial points and giving the all- important draw to India.

India 'B', facing the Netherlands, acquitted themselves well with a narrow 2.5-1.5 victory over their European rivals.

(Round 2):

Poland (4) beat Romania (2), Slovenia (2) lost to Spain (4), Ukraine (3) drew with India A (3), Columbia (2) lost to Germany (4), Slovakia (0) lost to Bulgaria (3), Croatia (2) beat Turkey (0), Italy (0) lost to Denmark (2), France (0) lost to Sweden (2), Kazakhastan (2) beat South Africa (0), The Netherlands (0) lost to India B (2).


First Published: Sat, August 11 2012. 22:35 IST