For the fifth-seeded India men, it was a disappointing finish despite former World champion Viswanathan Anand playing on the top board. Anand and Co drew with Poland 2-2 in the last round. India collected 16 match points. China, USA and Russia took the gold, silver and bronze respectively with 19 points each.
India women thrashed Mongolia 3-1 to make a rapid stride in the last round and finish eighth with 16 points. In fact, Russia, Hungary and India had the same match points but the Koneru Humpy-led team had an inferior tiebreak. China, Ukraine and Georgia 1 bagged the gold, silver and bronze respectively.
Vishy Anand drew with Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland in just 25 moves by repeating his moves in an equal position. Then Pentala Harikrishna drew his game against Radoslaw Wojtaszek in 30 moves in a rook ending. Vidit Gujrathi drew with Kacper Piorun in an opposite color bishop endgame. Adhiban tried hard against Jacek Tomczak and settled for a draw.
Eesha Karavade was held to a draw by Turmunkh Munkhzul. Tania kept fighting and managed to persevere and eventually her opponent blundered a rook. Padmini kept pushing for a win from the beginning. She destroyed her opponent’s pawn structure and eventually won the game. Harika drew at the top board with Batkhuyag Munguntuul in a rook and pawn endgame.