44th FIDE World Chess Olympiad 2022 - Round 9

The Chess Olympiad 2022 which takes place from the 29th of July to the 10th of August in Chennai, India, is the 44th Chess Olympiad, aligned by FIDE. Olympiad matches consist of two categories, the Open section and the Women’s section. Every team consists of four players plus one reserve player. Olympiad will be held in the format of a total of 11 rounds, in which the pairings will be done under the Swiss system of Olympiad pairing system.
The 10th round of both the Women’s and the Open categories was held on 8th of August, 2022 at 3.00 PM. A total of 185 teams participated in the Open section. In the 10th round of the Open section Sri Lanka went against Bolivia, and won the match with 2.5 1.5 where FM Ranindu Dilshan Liyanage, IM L M S T De Silva won their respective games Mohamed Nabil Nazar drew his game. With that being said, Sri Lanka is now currently in the 55th rank with a climb of 11 ranks from the last round. The top three ranks of this section are still being compromised between Uzbekistan, Armenia and India 2. Tomorrow in the 11th round the Sri Lankan team is set to play against Romania.
In the Women’s section, a participation of a total of 158 teams could be seen. In the 10th round the Sri Lankan team was set to play against the Dominican Republic. The Sri Lankan team scored a total of 2.5 score with both Minethma Lasandi Wickramasingh and Desandhi Gamage wining against their respective opponents and H.M.H.J.Abesinghe obtaining a draw with her opponent. Unfortunately, WIM S.D.Ranasinghe lost her match against her opponent which resulted in the Dominican Republic scoring a total of 1.5 in the round. After this round the Sri Lankan women’s team was placed 68th with India, Poland and Azerbaijan obtaining the first top three slots. In the 11th round Sri Lanka will go against Norway which has obtained rank 59 after the 10th round.
Links – Open - https://chess-results.com/tnr653631.aspx?lan=1&art=32...
Link – Women - https://chess-results.com/tnr653632.aspx?lan=1&art=32...
Report source - CFSL Facebook Page
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