Thursday 4 August 2022

2022 Chess Olympiad - Day 6

 Australia was one of the big stories of Round 6, after beating third seeded Norway 2.5-1.5. World Champion Magnus Carlsen defeated Anton Smirnov on board 1, but wins for Kuybokarov and Cheng, plus a tough draw for Tan saw Australia get over the line. The win puts Australia in a tie for 14th place and a match against Iran in round 7.

Armenia now lead the tournament after winning their 6th match in a row. Their next opponent is the USA, which now has former Armenian Number 1 Lev Aronian in their ranks. The Indian teams (all 3) continue to do well, and are in a large group of teams tied for third.

India leads the Women's Olympiad with 12 points from 6 games. The Australian team was paired against the India 3  and went down 1-3, with Ryjanova and Richards drawing their games.

Papua New Guinea scored its second win in a row, beating the higher seeded Gambia team 2.5-1.5. Once again Jeremiah Age anchored the result, with a win on board 4, while the other 3 games were drawn. Guam beat Guernsey 3.5-0.5 to move to 5 match points, while Palau and Nauru also had wins.

Today is a rest day (thankfully), with the action starting again tomorrow.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Gambia team have been rudderless since their captain came down with covid.