India awarded chess gold with Russia after server outage leads to reprieve

Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh timed-out with final poisedSelective nobleness, sneers Russia’s Yan Nepomniachtchi India and Russia were declared the joint winners of a major international chess tournament in unprecedented circumstances on Sunday after a global internet outage marred the final of 2020 Fide Online Chess Olympiad.Teams from more than 160 countries have participated in this year’s event, which began in July, and the final was delicately poised until two Indian players – Nihal Sarin and Divya Deshmukh – were disconnected due to a server outage. Related: Chess: Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen to meet for first time in 16 years Continue reading…

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