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CHINA WINS DOUBLE GOLD ON THE 43RD CHESS OLYMPIAD

China is taking home two team gold medals from the 43rd Chess Olympiad which took place from 23rd September – 5th October in Batumi, Georgia.

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After 11 rounds played in both sections, the Winner of the 43rd Chess Olympiad was determined by the additional criteria. Three teams tied for the first place in Open section with 18 points each, but the tie-break favoured China to claim the gold. USA was silver, while Russia took the bronze after a strong finish. The team of Poland played amazingly well throughout the event but narrowly missed the podium, finishing on shared 4th with England.

Final list- Open section

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In a thrilling finale of the Women section China held Russia to a tie and finished the event with 18 match points, as Ukraine. Eventually, according to the tie-breaks, China won gold, while Ukraine finished silver. The bronze medal went to the team of Georgia 1 with 17 match points.

Final list- Women Section

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