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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 10: Lebanon won over Malaysia 2.5-1.5

42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 10: Lebanon won over Malaysia 2.5-1.5 An important win As I mentioned in my round 9 report, the last 2 rounds of the Olympiad are the most important and the most critical ones for the team, as they defined the standing before its issue. Every half point …

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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 11: Scotland: 4 – Lebanon: 0

42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 11: Scotland: 4 – Lebanon: 0 A disappointed result This is the least of I can tell about this important match. Watching the game live, I couldn’t believe my eyes. After just a few moves in the opening, and all the players were on the defensive. Imprecise …

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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 1: Amr El Jawich saved the honor.

  42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 1: Amr El Jawich saved the honor. After a splendid opening ceremony, it was time to start the serious work. As the experienced players and captains know, the first round is a round of psychology: for the stronger team, it is a warming round, for the …

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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 2: Lebanon beat Surinam 3-1

42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 2: Lebanon beat Surinam 3-1 Yesterday, when I saw the pairing that Lebanon is going to face Surinam, I thought it will be an easy task for the Lebanese players. Of course I don’t underestimate any lower rated player or team, especially in the most prestigious event …

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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 3: A bitter defeat

42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 3: A bitter defeat   Playing against a motivated team is not easy, especially if the opponent is playing on his own ground land. This must put the Lebanese players, and their coach in a critical situation: what strategy to adopt in this type of situation. When …

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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 4: Lebanon beat Syria 2.5 – 1.5

42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 4: Lebanon beat Syria 2.5 – 1.5 Watching the game on board 1 between Fadi Eid (Black) against AbdulKader Rayes (2254), I felt that the game was going to finish quickly, as Fadi profited from the weak play of his opponent in the opening who adopted the …

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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 5: Lebanon lost 0.5 – 3.5 to Jordan A lot of missed Opportunities

42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 5: Lebanon lost 0.5 – 3.5 to Jordan A lot of missed Opportunities When Fadi Eid is playing White, everyone is expecting a sparkle play. The Modern Defense adopted by his board 1 Jordanian opponent FM Samir Mansour (2253) transformed quickly to the endgame phase, but not …

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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 6: Lebanon lost 1-3 to Kosovo

42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 6: Lebanon lost 1-3 to Kosovo Too much ghosts As Fadi Eid took a rest in this round, the first board in this 6th round was Amr El Jawich’s responsibility. The exchange variation adopted by FM Saraci (2337) against Amr’s King’s Indian Defense resulted in a queen-less …

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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 7: Lebanon – Barbados: 2-2

42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 7: Lebanon – Barbados: 2-2 A leveled match With all respects to our friends the chess players, when Fadi Eid is playing White against the Sicilian defense, I can’t move away my eyes from his board. I expect always a lot of fire work. And I wasn’t …

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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 8: Sudan: 2 – Lebanon: 2

42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 8: Sudan: 2 – Lebanon: 2 Another balanced match On board 1 Fadi Eid faced with the black pieces the experienced CM Samir Nader (2199). The Chigorin Defense was on Fadi’s agenda. May be the name of the opening has to be changed from Defense to Attack, …

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42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 9: Lebanon won over Trinidad & Tobago 2.5-1.5

42nd Chess Olympiad – Baku – 2016 Round 9: Lebanon won over Trinidad & Tobago 2.5-1.5 It could be better! I am afraid to repeat myself, but the fans of Fadi Eid weren’t disappointed. Against his opponent FM Harper (2215), from his 2.a3 line against the Sicilian, he transposes to the Grand Prix Attack, where …

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