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Tough outing for Fiji chess teams

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

THE Fiji chess team competing in the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso in Norway recorded mixed results over the weekend.

Playing in the round eight of the competition, both national teams faced off a tough Palestine side.

The women's team managed a 2-2 draw after Woman Candidate Master Gloria Sukhu and Aarti Sewak lost to Jehad Mohamed and Al-Bzoor Anwar.

Fiji's women's FIDE Masters Kieran Lyons and Hilda Tauma'oe Vukikomoala fought back strongly to beat Yara Faqih and Aseel Faqeeh to salvage a draw.

"I think that overall team spirit has reached excellent levels after the win against Ethiopia," said women's team captain John Lyons in a Chess Fiji statement.

"I asked the girls to play cool and they managed to hold off their Palestinian rivals."

Palestine proved a difficult opponent for Fiji men's team since they were ranked higher. National champion Candidate Master (CM) Calvin Prasad increased his score to 4.5/8 after winning against board one CM Ahmed Shobaita (2067).

On board two, CM Manoj Kumar battled for five long hours before settling for a knight versus pawns draw against Baha Miswadah.

On board three, CM Sanmogam Goundar resigned after a brilliant knight fork by Atallah Tamra to tie the match at 1.5-all.

Debutant Taione Sikivou faced a high ranked International Master (IM) Yunis Michel (2311) on board four and dropped the game after a difficult exchange where he lost a piece.

Palestine open won 2.5 to 1.5.

Earlier, the Fiji open team hammered Bermuda 4-0 and Senegal 3.5-0.5.








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