Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mongolia takes second victory at World Chess Olympiad

The 41st World Chess Olympiad kicked off on August 2.

A total of 177 teams from 172 countries are competing in the men’s contest and 136 teams from 131 countries are competing in the women’s Olympiad this year.

Even though Mongolia’s men’s and women’s teams started the competition well, they lost to France in the second round.

The Mongolian men’s team won against the Saudi Arabian team on the first day, with the final score of 4:0, but lost to France on August 3, 0:4. Mongolia’s women’s team beat United Arabian Emirates’ team 4:0 but lost to the same team on the second round, with 0.5:3.5.

Mongolian grandmaster of Chess Ts.Batchuluun lost to grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagvare, grandmaster B.Khatanbaatar lost to Laurent Fressinet, grandmaster B.Gundavaa lost to Romain Aduoard, international master G.Munkhgal lost to Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev and international master N.Battulga did not play.

International master B.Munguntuul drew against french chess player Marie Sebag, FIDE master B.Bayarmaa lost to international master Silvia Collas, FIDE master U.Lkhamsuren lost to FIDE master Mathilde Congiu, and international master B.Ankhchimeg did not play.

Mongolian chess teams seized their second victory on the third round of the Olympiad. The Mongolian men’s team won against Nepal 2.5:1.5, and the women’s team defeated the Irish team with 4:0.

On the fourth round, Mongolian men’s team will play against Croatia and the women’s team will face off Algeria.

After three rounds, Mongolian men’s team ranked 72th, and the women’s team was at 38th.

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