The Indian team is in the fifth place after five rounds of the Tata-sponsored IBCA chess Olympiad being held at Le Royal Meridien here.
India is certain to improve upon its best placing of 16th in the Olympiad being held every four years for the blind and visually impaired players.
Leader Spain, which is on a dream run, is looking for its maiden title. Defending champion Russia is not far behind, but lost to Spain in their meeting here.
Kishan Gangolli (5/5), Darpan Inani (4/5) and Ashvin Makwana (2/3) have been the pick of the India ‘A’ players, but the team’s problems on the top two boards continue.
Four rounds remain to be played in the Olympiad.
Standings (after five rounds): 1. Spain 10; 2-4 Germany, Russia, England8 each; 5-6 India ‘A’, Ukraine 7 each and 18. India ‘B’ 3.
Keywords: IBCA chess Olympiad