India earned the top position in Pool B at the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad after winning three matches in the Top Division on Thursday.
India has won five matches and drawn one so far. France occupies the third spot with eight points while Azerbaijan is fourth with seven. In the hardly-fought match against Belarus, skipper Anand got the team off to a good start, beating Aleksej Aleksandrov.
Bhakti Kulkarni played a key role, posting a win over Kseniya Norman. Vidit Gujrathi and Tania Sachdev drew their matches while R Praggnanandhaa went down to Denis Lazavik. R Vaishali stole a draw in the final match against Kseniya Zelintsova to help India win.