Mixed fortunes for Barbados
THERE WERE mixed fortunes for Barbados in the fourth round of games of the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Azerbaijan yesterday.
While the women’s team secured their first points with a 2-2 draw against Guam, the men’s side lost 2 1/2 – 1 1/2 to the lower ranked Libya.
Barbados, ranked 103 out of 180 men’s teams, earned draws from Martyn Del Castilho on board 2, Terry Farley on board 3 and Kemp Lynch on board 4, but Orlando Husbands, playing on board 1, lost to Abobker Elarb, a player with a slightly higher rating.
With Libya ranked at 118, Barbados would have been confident of scoring their second win at the Olympiad, but were unable to score a single victory on any of the four boards. (HG)
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