Monday, August 11, 2014

Round 8: China leads

China is the sole leader after eight rounds of the Tromso Olympiad. They convincingly beat Azerbaijian 3-1 in the match yesterda. Will China lift the trophy this year? This could happen as the favourites, Russia and Armenia, all past winners are almost out of contention for medals.

Malaysia had another good round beating a weak Pakistan 3-1, although the positions after two rounds of play did not indicate such a result. Fadzil Nayan came through with a win despite opposite colored bishops and Yee Weng took care of  IM Lodhi on first board.

Malaysia will now play Tajikistan in the ninth round, one of their strongest pairings since the first round.


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