44th FIDE World Chess Olympiad 2022 - Round 7

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 8th round of both the Women’s and the Open categories was held on 6th of August, 2022 at approximately 3.00PM. A total of 186 teams participated in this section. In the 8th round of the Open section Sri Lanka went against Cote d’Ivoire(CIV).Sri Lanka scored a total of 3.5 in the match where FM Isuru Alahakoon, FM Ranindu Liyanage and IM L.M.S.T.Silva, all won against their respective opponents, whereas Nabil Nazar obtained a draw with is opponent, Mark Armold. After round 8 Sri Lanka was placed rank 80th while Armenia, India 2, Uzbekistan and Netherlands took on the leading positions of this section. Sri Lanka’s Open team is going to play against Iraq in the 9th round which will commence on 7th of August at 3.00 PM.
In the Women’s section, a participation of a total of 159 teams could be seen. In the 8th round the Sri Lankan team was paired to play head-to-head against Nigeria. The Sri Lankan team scored a total of 2.5 score with both WIM S.D. Ranasinghe and Desandhi Gamage wining against their respective opponents and H.M.H.J. Abesinghe obtaining a draw with her opponent. Unfortunately, WCM G.P.Y.Wijesuriya lost her match against her opponent which resulted in Nigeria scoring a total of 1.5 in the round. After this round the Sri Lankan women’s team was placed 97th with India, Georgia and Ukraine obtaining the first top three slots. In the 9th round Sri Lanka will go against Latvia which has obtained rank 50 after the 8th 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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