Friday 28 January 2022

Battle of the Sexes

 Once again the Gibraltar Open has been affected by Covid meaning the big open event isn't being held. In its place is the Match between Team PIA (consisting of strong female players) and Team SABINO (consisting of strong male players). It is being played as a 10 round Scheveningen (ie all players on  a team play all the players on the other team), and after 4 rounds, team PIA leads by 20.5-19.5. Team PIA got out to a good start winning the first two rounds, but Team Sabino has narrowed the gap in rounds 3 and 4. 

Turning out for Team SABINO is Australian GM Bobby Cheng, while Team PIA contains a player very familiar to Australian chess fans, IM Irine Sukandar. Sukandar was one of the reasons why Team PIA took an early lead, beating the captain of Team SABINO, GM Sabino Brunello in the first round.

Sukandar,Irine Kharisma (2407) - Brunello,Sabino (2503) [C93]
Battle of the Sexes 2022 Gibraltar ENG (1.5), 24.01.2022

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