The Indian women's team continues its winning streak at the 44th Chess Olympiad.

India A team secured their seventh game in a row over sixth seed Azerbaijan . India A had some problems after Humpy was defeated in the first round .

IndiaMamallapuram (Tamil Nadu) India — On Friday, the Indian womens A team secured their seventh game in a row over sixth seed Azerbaijan, retaining their sole advantage in the womens category with 14 points.However, India A had some problems after Humpy was defeated in the first round of the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.Tania Sachdev and R Vaishali, on the other hand, rose to the occasion magnificently, sweeping through tough positions, while Harika Dronavalli made a good start to break the point.Vaishali later said: I felt like I was playing in a tie until the 40th turn.After Humpys' loss, I had to keep pushing, and this was one of the positions I had worked in the camp with Boris Gelfand, and I followed his advice to the T.A characteristic of the womens A team has been the ability of every player to win when they needed it the most.

In another setback for the star-studded USA Team, Arjun Erigaisi defeated Abhijit Gupta and S L Narayanan outplayed Abhimany Puranik, while Pnetala Harikrishna was held to a draw by Surya Shekhar Ganguly and SP Sethuraman forced Vidit to split the point, claiming their seventh win in a row.India A and India B, the United States, and Uzbekistan are trailing behind with 12 points each.In the women's group, India B lost to Greece 1.5-2.5, while Vantika Agrawal and Soumya Swaminathan lost their matches and Mary Ann Gomes had to keep her goal.