Delhi-based Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) dispatched three Russian teams in the knockout phase to win the inaugural FIDE Binance Business Schools Super Cup online chess title.
After a slow start, SRCC topped the eight-team Group ‘A’ with a tally of 22 points, despite suffering a 1.5-2.5 shock defeat to Zambia’s Mulungushi University.
After two teams from each of the four groups qualified for the quarterfinals, SRCC defeated Moscow-based MGIMO 3.5-0.5. In the semifinals, SRCC overpowered Grandmaster Joel Lautier-led Moscow School of Management 3-1.
In the two-match final, SRCC proved superior to MIPT Business School 2.5-1.5 in the first match and then claimed the second 3-1 to emerge as champions.
Reflecting on the team’s performance, skipper Tarini Goyal said, “When we started, we were not sure of going all the way but once we won a few matches with 4-0 margins and…