Friday 9 September 2016

2016 Chess Olympiad - Round 6

Australia continues to impress at the 2016 Olympiad, with a 2.5-1.5 win over higher seeded Brazil. David Smerdon and Anton Smirnov scored wins, with Zong Yaun Zhao drawing his game. As a result of this win, the team faces the 7th seeded Poland in round 7. New Zealand hammered Hong Kong 4-0 to bring them up to 6 points, and next round sees them play South Africa in a fairly even match up.
PNG scored their first over the board point with a win by Helmut Marko in the match against Maldives, but the team still lost 1-3. Fiji had a narrow loss to Kuwait 1.5-2.5, Guam went down 4-0 to Honduras, and Palau lost to Ivory Coast 1.5-2.5
In the Women's Olympiad Australia had a 3-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago, while New Zealand scored a second 4-0 win in a row, this time over Qatar. Round 7 now sees both teams paired against each other, with the Australian's favoured on ratings.
Fiji got blanked by Honduras, and Guam scored a good 2-2 result with Nepal.

Abdul Rahaman,Ali - Marko,Helmut (1939)
Baku Chess Olympiad | Open (6.3), 08.09.2016

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