Ghana Set To Play Online Chess Olympiad

PRESS RELEASE: GHANA CHESS ASSOCIATION

Ghana National chess team is set to participate in the first ever Online Chess Olympiad organized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) from 24th July to 30th August 2020.

Ghana will play from 31st July to 2nd August in pool E alongside 9 other countries including top ranked Angola, Liberia, Senegal, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Palestine, Suriname, Netherlands Antilles and neighboring Togo. All teams in the group would play 9 rounds round-robin after which the top 3 best performing countries will advance to the next stage of the competition.

The Golden Knights

The line up for Ghana is a gender balanced team of 4 men 4 women 2 girls and 2 boys under 20. Below is the team list of players including reserves

Senior Team - Men

FM John Kojo Hasford

CM Lionel Adu Jnr

Bernard Anwhere

IM Francis Anquandah

Senior Team - Women

WFM Tobi Felix

Christiana Ashley

WFM Angela Ayiku

Esi Dzidzor

Junior Team

Selikem Amoako

Rohan Karamchandani

Angel-Jordan Quansah

Devina Gokaldas

World Chess Olympiad

The World Chess Olympiad was originally scheduled to take place in Russia this year but was rescheduled to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ghanaian Players and officials will converge at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium from 31st July to 2nd August to play the Pool E games in the novel online olympiad.

Reis and Co, an Agriculture, Pharmaceutical and IT Company will support the team with logistics and internet for the tournament. Results will be posted on chess-results.com on a daily basis whilst games can be followed live on chess.com which is the hosting platform. Live coverage of games: chess.com Official tournament website: https://olymp.fide.com/

The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams representing nations of the world compete. FIDE organises the tournament and selects the host nation. The use of the name “Chess Olympiad” for FIDE’s team championship is of historical origin and implies no connection with the Olympic Games.

“When you see a good move, look for a better one”

Emmanuel Lasker

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