Chess Olympiad: BD Men’s finish 76th Women’s 77th

Chess Olympiad: BD Men’s finish 76th Women’s 77th

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Dhaka  – Bangladesh Men’s and Women’s chess teams finished the 42nd World Chess Olympiad placing 76th and 77th respectively at Baku in Azerbaijan.Bangladesh Men’s team collected 11 match points and 26.5 games points in the Open Section from 11 round games while Women’s team earned 10 match points and 22.5 game points in the Women Section of the event also from 11 round games,UNB News Agency Reported.
The 11th and last round games were held on Tuesday where Bangladesh lost to Qatar by 1.5-2.5 points in the Open Section and Women’s team conceded defeat against Kyrgyzstan by 1.5-2.5 points.United State of America (USA) secured the Open Section title while China bagged the Women Section crown.A total of 322 teams — 180 in the Open Section and 142 in the Women Section — took part in this world chess event.In the last edition in Tromso, Norway 2014, Bangladesh placed 46th in the Open Section while 56th in the Women Section.Bangladesh was the most successful in the 2012 edition in Istanbul, Turkey, placing 33rd in the Open Section and 52nd in the Women Section.

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