Posts Tagged ‘2020’

1st Online Chess Olympiad Division 1 Pool A, Chess.com 2020

How would Indonesian chess fare among the world élite? If this event is any good as a benchmark, with a pinch of salt, then the answer is not too shabby. Indonesia finished at 7th in the 1st Online Chess Olympiad 2020 Division 1 Pool A. The team lost 4 times, drew twice, and won thrice. Far from spectacular but enough to cement Indonesia’s place alongside the other established members of the top division.

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1st Online Chess Olympiad Division 2 Pool A, Chess.com 2020

Despite suffering three losses from nine rounds Indonesia successfully promoted to the first division. Indonesia’s fate was decided in the last round with a convincing victory over Bangladesh, 5.5-0.5. The victory brought the MP collected by Indonesia to 12. Meanwhile, Australia, which was Indonesia’s rival, lost to Belarus by 2.5-3.5. That meant the Kangaroo country was stuck at 11 MP.

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