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Monday, October 3, 2022

Cuba teams in 19th place in Chess Olympiad

The Cuban champion celebrated a very good individual performance. Photo: JIT Associates

The farewell victory lifted the Cuban teams to 19th place in the 2022 Chennai Chess Olympiad, held for the first time in India, where teams from Uzbekistan and Ukraine were crowned.

in the open section, The island’s men beat Canada 2.5–1.5, reaching 15 units out of a possible 22. equal points, Once the tiebreaker was in place, he placed nineteenth out of over 180 artists registered in that event.

The team, led by national champion Yasser Quesada, accumulated 27 strips for the sum of each individual performance and won six series, equalizing three and losing only two.

among Matchbox Favorable are those who are experienced against Hungary and Azerbaijan, and have similarities against Ukraine and Spain. To climb to the last spot, he made two consecutive successes in rounds 10 and 11.

All members of the group in individual order will return with the proceeds for their accumulated Elo, and will be played for a working capacity Ranking above 2,600 with Yasser (6 points out of a possible 10) and Carlos Daniel Albornoz (6.5 out of 10) as the main references.

The remarkable performance was completed with results from Luis Ernesto Quesada (5.5 out of 9), Isan Ortiz (4.5 out of 7) and Omar Almeida (4.5 out of 8).

The farewell between the women also brought joy to the 2.5-1.5 victory against the Philippines. And it completed an overall performance of seven wins, one draw and three losses.

Lisandra Ordaz defended the first board well – in which she faced opponents of the highest level – with five points in 10 games. Yerisbel Miranda scored six out of 10, Maritza Aribas scored 5.5 out of nine and Inimig Hernández scored two out of five as substitute, to complete the performance.

Special mention deserves national queen Yaniella Forges, the starter on the fourth board, with 7.5 lines in 10 appearances. He added seven wins and one par with just two strokes.

The men’s team coach-captain, Rodney Perez, praised the general result of both races, assured that the result exceeded expectations and particularly highlighted the work as a group.

Rodney admitted, “We are all very happy with what we have achieved, there was a great atmosphere to contribute to the team’s goal and we came back with that satisfaction at the top.” ‘ coach.

In the so-called Nona Gaprindashvili Cup, in which the results of both teams are combined, Cuba finished 18th with a total of 30 points.

Olympiad Podium

  • open section: Uzbekistan (19 points), Armenia (19) and India 2 (18).
  • Women’s Category: Ukraine (18), Georgia (18) and India (17).

(taken from victory)

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