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 9th round of both the Women’s and the Open categories was held on 7th of August, 2022 at 3.00PM. A total of 186 teams participated in the Open section. In the 9th round of the Open section Sri Lanka went against Iraq, in which the Sri Lankan team obtained a perfect score of 4 points with all the team members defeating their respective opponents. With that the Sri Lankan team climbed its rank to number 66. After the 9th round today, the top three slots were acquired by Uzbekistan, India 2 and Armenia respectively. Sri Lanka will take on Bolivia in tomorrow’s 10th round which is scheduled to be held at 3.00PM.
In the Women’s section, a participation of a total of 159 teams could be seen. In the 9th round the Sri Lankan team was paired with Latvia. Unfortunately the Sri Lankan team could only score a total of 0.5 points against their opponents, with H.M.H.J.Abesinghe obtaining a draw and the other team members all witnessing a defeat against their respective opponents. The Sri Lankan team was announced to be placed rank number 84. After this match the top three spots of this section are now currently being obtained by Poland, India and Kazakhstan. In the next match the Sri Lankan team will go head-to-head against the Dominican Republic.
Links – Open - https://chess-results.com/tnr653631.aspx?lan=1&art=32...
Link – Women - https://chess-results.com/tnr653632.aspx?lan=1&art=32...
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