Erratic Indians held

Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran slipped in the final stages as India settled for a draw despite being at the threshold of victory against the USA in the fourth round of the 40th Chess Olympiad here.

Indians slipped to joint fifth with seven points. The lead is now shared by top seed Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Hungary who all have a perfect eight points. The sixth-seeded Indian eves fumbled big time and could only manage a 2-2 draw against the 19th seeded Serbia. Russia and France stay on top while Indian eves stand joint third.

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