Saturday 30 July 2022

2022 Chess Olympiad - Round 1

 Round 1 of the 2022 Chess Olympiad has been run and done, with no upset results in either tournaments. The vast majority of matches ended 4-0 to the rating favourites, although both the USA and Norway dropped half a point. No match finished closer than 3-1, with Sri Lanka drawing 2 games against Hungary being the closest thing to an upset result.

PNG went down 4-0 to Zambia, although Stuart Fancy and Rupert Jones held out for quite a while. Australia scored 4-0 wins in both the Open and Women's, as did New Zealand. The other Oceania countries suffered similar fates to PNG, but hopefully round 2 will see some improved results. 

Pairings for round 2 are available at (with the link to the Women's event at the top)

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