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26 Sep 2018

Belarus secures wins over Australia, Croatia at 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi

Belarus secures wins over Australia, Croatia at 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi

MINSK, 26 September (BelTA) – Belarusian chess players defeated Australia and Croatia in the second round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, BelTA informs.

Belarus men’s team won 2,5:1,5 against Australia. Belarus women’s team secured the same score against Croatia.

In the third round Belarus’ men will face Iran, Belarus’ women will take on Mongolia.

The sport forum will feature the FIDE General Assembly session where delegates of 186 countries will choose the host of the 2022 World Chess Olympiad. Russia’s Khanty-Mansiysk will host its edition in 2020.

The World Chess Olympiad is held once in two years. The first one took place in 1927. Belarus debuted at the competitions held in Moscow in 1994.

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