CHESS- Indian 15 year old Nihal Sarin defeated Jorge Cori in the two game first round to make a winning start at the Chess World Cup in Khanty Mansiyak, Russia.
“I am pleased with how things went and also happy with the quality of the game. Will try to repeat that tomorrow,” said Sarin after the victory.
P Harikrishna and B Adhiban also made winning starts at the world cup.
Harikrishna defeated Yuri Gonzalez Vidal of Cuba, Abhiban got the better of Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli of Venezuela.
Vidit Gujrathi, M Karthikeyan, Abhjeet Gupta and Aravindh Chithambaram earned draws in their first games of round one, while Surya Shekhar Ganguly, SL Narayanan and SP Sethuraman suffered defeats.