Home win the sweetest
HOME ADVANTAGE counts for something.
In the relatively short history of the Carifta Games chess championships, no visiting team has been able to deny the host country.
Barbados maintained the pattern set by previous home teams by winning the fourth annual championships at Divi Southwinds Hotel on Monday.
It was a gripping battle after Suriname threatened to deny Barbados by drawing level with the local team after four rounds of matches with three still to play.
Barbados owed much of their success to their two highest rated players, FIDE masters Orlando Husbands and Yu Tien Poon. (HG)
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