Dronavalli Harika, a member of the Indian team that was declared the joint winner of the Chess Olympiad that ended on August 30, believes the historic triumph is a great sign for the future of Indian chess.

“I am sure this win will mean a lot to our players, especially the young talent. They can have the confidence of beating the best in the business after our performance,” the 29-year-old grandmaster (GM) told Sportstar on Monday.

“It is a very special moment for sure because the Olympiad medal is something which I have always dreamt of and being joint winners is something unforgettable,” the Hyderabad player said.

Chess Olympiad: India, Russia declared joint winners

The three-time bronze medallist at the women’s world championships said India’s performance at the Olympiad was the result of teamwork.

“Everyone chipped in one round or the other from the start to…

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