44th Chess Olympiad 2022, Chennai: Irish Team Report

Nandita (Head Delegate), Carl Jackson (Open's Team Captain), Conor O'Donnell (Women's Team Captain)

Round 1

Ireland won all games in the Round 1 of 44th Olympiad in both the categories.

The open team faced The Maldives in round 1 and while we were heavy favoutites they put up a good challenge. Alex on board 1 played a very good game in the Alekhine and was confortable through out and Tom on board 3 got a better position after a couple inaccuracies and after his opponent castled long in a loose position crumbled pretty quickly.

Ireland at Olympiad day 1

The players with white did not have it so easy though. Tarun on board 4 opted to play 1.f4 as his opponent had no games online so decided to remove any potential prep, but his opponent played well in the opening and Tarun had to grind him down.

Conors game was the most hairy, again to avoid potential preparation he got into a Catalan type position and his opponent played very well getting a rook onto the 2nd rank. Conor kept the position alive and had enough compensation in the form of 2 connected passed pawns that proved enough to convert into a win.

So a 4-0 win to start which is all we can ask for and the team had some competitive games to warm up before a harder opponent tomorrow!

Open Team Performance

Maldives Open team was paired with Ireland Open team wherein Ireland won all games 0-4. Below is a summary results table:

Round 1 on 2022/07/29 at 1500
  Maldives (MDV)
  Ireland (IRL)
Rtg0 : 4
Muhammed, Shuaau
Baburin, Alexander
24000 - 1
Ahmed, Ashraf
Murphy, Conor E
24040 - 1
Ahmed, Fuad
O`Gorman, Tom
24010 - 1
Yazeed, Mujahid Bin
Kanyamarala, Tarun
23790 - 1

Womens Team Performance

Myanmar Womens Team was paired with Ireland Womens Team on Day 1 of Olympiad and Ireland Womens Team won 4/4 on Myanmar Womens Team.

Round 1 on 2022/07/29 at 1500
  Myanmar (MYA)
  Ireland (IRL)
Rtg0 : 4
San, San
O`Gorman, Alice
20430 - 1
Hla, Zabu
Putar, Lara
19690 - 1
Min, Amarawatti
Mirza, Diana
18980 - 1
Mya, Kalyar Shwe
Ni Mhuireagain, Eibhia
16380 - 1
Glimpses of Irish Teams on Day 1

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Created 2022-07-29 ◦ Last updated 2022-07-31 ◦ Editor NK

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