Impressed by Vishwanathan Anand's twin titles this year, Indian chess Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikaran said that the five-time world champion is right on track for the coveted FIDE World Championship showdown against Magnus Carlsen.
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.