Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran guided Indian men to a creditable 2.5-1.5 victory over Germany in the 10th and penultimate round to stay in contention for a podium finish at the 41st Chess Olympiad here.
Grandmaster B Adhiban clinched a silver medal and also a berth at the next year`s World Chess Cup after a hard-fought draw with Yu Yangyi of China in the final round of the Asian Continental Chess Championship, here on Saturday.
Former National champions B Adhiban and Krishnan Sasikiran raised their performance when it mattered and clinched their respective tie-break games to enter the second round of the chess World Cup here.
India`s Parimarjan Negi lost to Anton Korobov of Ukraine while Krishnan Sasikiran and Abhijeet Gupta signed peace with their respective opponents in the ninth and penultimate round of AICF-AAI Chess Cup, here on Saturday.
Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran`s chances of a podium finish suffered a setback as he went down to Mateusz Bartel of Poland in the sixth round of the premier `A` group of Aeroflot International open chess tournament here.