parting dissatisfaction

With a strong chance of finishing in the top five, the Cuban team suffered a sort of collapse in the last two rounds of the Olympic Games for People with Disabilities, which ended this Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Belgrade hotel in the Serbian capital. On Friday, he lost almost by a margin to the International Chess Association of the Disabled (0.5-3.5), and yesterday – to Uzbekistan (1.5-2.5), which determined his final place in 14th place.

In the duel with the Uzbeks, the only victory was brought by Pedro Morales from Havana, in the defense of the first table, with black pieces against Sirojiddin Zainidinov, and another Antillean who scored, Carlos Larduet from Santiago, with his draw against Sardorbek Mamaradzhabov. The games of the capital’s Alberto Interian and the indomitable Idalis Batista against Marcel Shayusupov and Aksadson Kimsanboev ended in failures, respectively.

Thus, the island team, seeded fifth, added six points thanks to three wins against Montenegro, Romania and Bangladesh, while they were defeated three times. Morales scored the most points with four small lines (three hits, two draws and one miss), while Lardue scored 3.5 (3-1-2) and two units added Interian (1-2-3) and Batista (1-2-3).

Cuban team captain Rodney Perez of Villa Clara said from headquarters rebellious youth that a representative of the island took part in the first edition of this Olympiad thanks to an invitation extended by FIDE, the governing body of chess worldwide.

“FIDE has invited several countries to this event based on aspects such as their position in the rankings, their performance at the last World Olympiad, the highlight of their chess movement, or influence in the region. It has already been said that the second version of this inclusive competition will be animated by at least 50 countries,” the strategist explained.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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