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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Egypt set to win Arab Games chess team event!

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Hi everyone

Here is the latest tournament chess news update via The eighth round of the the Team Chess Championship as part of the Arab Games was held on Wednesday.

The leaderboard remained the same as before. Egypt beat Yemen thereby ensuring a first place. Ahmed Adly, Amin Bassem defeated their opponents while Hasan Ibrahim Labib, Mohamed Ezat drew their games
Qatar beat the Emirates to stay second before the last round. Morocco was stronger in the match against Jordan and won with 3.5:0.5 score. Moroccan team stays on the third place 1 point behind of Qatari team.
The team from Iraq still has chances for medals as they won the match against Somali. In the women's section, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Iraq won their matches while the leader of tournament Algeria had a rest day. 

Before the last round Algeria leads with 14 points and needs a draw in the last round to win the competition as a nearest team Jordan is 2 points behind. Egypt is on the third place and Iraq placed fourth. 
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