Indian players Vidit Gujrathi and Koneru Humpy have been offered hotel rooms in their respective cities to play the remaining matches of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad after internet and power failures affected their performance against Mongolia in the sixth round.
India on Sunday became the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals after they topped Top Division pool ‘A’ with a stunning 4-2 win over formidable China in the ninth and final preliminary round.
India now awaits the winner of the match between Greece and Armenia in the last eight on August 28.
Though the Indian team, led by Gujrathi, has been on an unbeaten run, it was held to an unexpected 3-3 draw by lower-ranked Mongolia in the sixth round after Gujrathi and Humpy suffered setbacks due to internet and power supply problems.
To address the issue, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) has offered the duo to play the…