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2022 Chennai Olympiad – Round 9

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2022 Chennai Olympiad – Round 9

Round nine of the 2022 Chennai Olympiad, was a bit of a gloomy one for Kenya. The Open team lost 3-1 to South Sudan, while the Ladies lost 3-1 to Africa’s most powerful team Egypt.

WFM Joyce Nyaruai played well to defeat Eman Elansary on board four, while WCM Sasha Mongeli squeezed a draw from WGM Shrook Wafa on board one.

Glenda Madelta & WFM Sasha Mongeli of Kenya.  2022 Chennai Olympiad
Glenda Madelta & WFM Sasha Mongeli of Kenya. Photo credit FIDE.
Rehan Deng Cypriano v Ben Nguku

Martin Njoroge v Madol Garang Panthoum

WGM Shroof Wafa v WFM Sasha Mongeli

WCM Joyce Nyaruai v WIM Eman Elsansary

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Uganda defeated Afghanistan 3-1 while Somalia defeated Lesotho 3-1.

Conversely, Egypt defeated Kosovo 2.5-1.5 while Zambia lost 1.5-2.5 to Algeria.

After their disastrous 4-0 loss in round eight to Jamaica, Nigeria managed to overcome Liechtenstein by 2.5-1.5.

Tanzania held Jersey to a 2-2 draw. An interesting observation is that Tanzania played Jersey in the 2016 Baku Olympiad. They lost that encounter 1.5-2.5. 

Jamaica gave South Africa a hard time by narrowly losing 3-1. They managed to draw the top two boards before losing on boards three and four.

Rwyet Debesai Zerabruk of Eritrea (left) and Hasnaa Mohamed Direh of Djibouti.  2022 Chennai Olympiad
Rwyet Debesai Zerabruk of Eritrea (left) and Hasnaa Mohamed Direh of Djibouti. Photo credit FIDE.
Patience Tsuses (left) and  Heskiel Ndahangwapo both of Namibia.  2022 Chennai Olympiad
Patience Tsuses (left) and Heskiel Ndahangwapo both of Namibia. Photo credit FIDE.

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The steam-rolling India B team slowed down with a 2-2 draw against Azerbaijan in round nine.  GM Dommaraju Gukesh, the star of the Olympiad with his 8/8, only managed to draw against GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov on board one. The draw still leaves him with 8.5 points out of 9 rounds.

GM Dommaraju Gukesh of India.  2022 Chennai Olympiad
GM Dommaraju Gukesh of India with 8.5/9. Photo credit FIDE.
GM Nijat Abasov of Azerbaijan seeking divine inspiration in his game against GM Raunk Sadhwani. He managed to win the game in the end..  2022 Chennai Olympiad
GM Nijat Abasov of Azerbaijan seeking divine inspiration in his game against GM Raunk Sadhwani. He managed to win the game in the end. Photo credit FIDE.

On the other hand, Uzbekistan defeated Armenia 3-1, who led the event at the end of round nine.

Uzbekistan currently leads with 16 points, with India B and Armenia breathing down their necks in second place.

GM Nijat Abasov v GM Ruanak Sadhwani

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In the Ladies section, India lost to Poland 1.5-2.5, with WIM Oliwia Kiolbasa scoring an essential win against on board three to reach 9/9!!

WIM Oliwia Kiolbasa of Poland with 9/9.  2022 Chennai Olympiad
WIM Oliwia Kiolbasa of Poland with 9/9. Photo credit FIDE.
WIM Oliwia Kiolbasa v IM R Vaishali

Links

The 2022 Chess Olympiad: Opening Ceremony.

2022 Chennai Olympiad – Round 1 report.

2022 Chennai Olympiad – Round 2 report.

2022 Chennai Olympiad – Round 3 report.

2022 Chennai Olympiad – Round 4 report.

2022 Chennai Olympiad Round 5 report.

2022 Chennai Olympiad Round 6 report.

2022 Chennai Olympiad Round 7 report.

More photos of the Opening Ceremony.

2022 Chess Olympiad on chess-results.com.

2022 Chess Olympiad – African teams on the way.

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Article by Kenya Chess Masala.