Ireland on Day 2 - 44th Chess Olympiad Chennai

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


Round 2

Ireland Open team drew against Iran with 2½ - 2½ while Women's team had tough day losing to Hungry 1-3.

Round 2 saw both teams play with the big trams in hall1, the open team paired with a very strong opponent in Iran who played their strongest team. So clearly taking us seriously which they needed to do as we very nearly caused quite the upset.

On board 1 Alex got a glamour game against Maghsoodloo and got a lovely game in his trusted Alekhine and had good chances of a result but a small inaccuracy is all 2700s need to convert for a win.

Tom had a tough game against Idani on board 3 but playing black against a 2641 is never an easy task and Idani played a solid game.

Tarun on board 4 played a beautiful game against Mousavi rated 2530 and had a slight edge for a long time but a slight inaccuarcy relieved a bit of pressure and the game played out to a draw.

The game of the day however was played on board 2 where Conor played Tabatabaei rated 2664. Playing the white side of a Caro Kann he kept a slight edge in a fairly level position until the players approached the time control which Conor handled slightly better and managed to gain an edge leading to an ending with a better bishop and his opponent had 2 weaknesses which Conor converted very well in what is a very instructive game for anyone!

Tomorrow we go back to hall two to face an ethiopa side that we are favourites against but will not underestimate.

Open Team Performance

Round 2 on 2022/07/30 at 1500
Bo.13
  Iran (IRI)
Rtg-59
  Ireland (IRL)
Rtg2½:1½
13.1GM
Maghsoodloo, Parham
2701-GM
Baburin, Alexander
24001 - 0
13.2GM
Tabatabaei, M. Amin
2664-IM
Murphy, Conor E
24040 - 1
13.3GM
Idani, Pouya
2641-FM
O`Gorman, Tom
24011 - 0
13.4IM
Mousavi, Seyed Khalil
2537-FM
Kanyamarala, Tarun
2379½ - ½

Womens Team Performance

Round 2 on 2022/07/30 at 1500
Bo.51
  Ireland (IRL)
Rtg-12
  Hungary (HUN)
Rtg1 : 3
12.1WIM
Kanyamarala, Trisha
2270-GM
Hoang, Thanh Trang
2376½ - ½
12.2
O`Gorman, Alice
2043-IM
Lazarne Vajda, Szidonia
2313½ - ½
12.3
Putar, Lara
1969-WIM
Gaal, Zsoka
23130 - 1
12.4WFM
Mirza, Diana
1898-WIM
Terbe, Julianna
22910 - 1
Glimpses of Irish Teams on Day 1

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Created 2022-07-31 ◦ Last updated 2022-08-02 ◦ Editor NK


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