The Indonesian Chess National Team succeeded in meeting the target of the Indonesian Chess Association (Percasi) by placing seventh in pool A, the Online World Chess Olympiad. It’s just that this also made the Indonesian Team’s steps in the championship not go any further.
The certainty of the ranking was confirmed in the Indonesian Team’s last match at the 2020 Chess Olympiad on the third day of the match, Sunday (23/08). Indonesia actually had climbed to sixth place, having held the Irang draw with a score of 3-3. In fact, the hopes for the Red and White to go further are also increasingly booming, after Ummi Fisabilillah and her friends were able to win 4-2 from Mongolia, after a draw with Iran.
But unfortunately, when against Georgia, it was the Indonesian team that had to bend its knees with a score of 2-4. This result ultimately made Indonesia have to settle for finishing in seventh position.
However, this result is in accordance with the target previously set by the General Chairman of Percasi GM Utut Adianto. The Indonesian Chess Team is still grateful for this. Moreover, pool A also has very tough competition.
“It’s a shame that in the last round Indonesia lost 2-4 to Georgia so that it slipped to rank seven as expected by the General Chairperson. If you lost 2.5-3.5 the Indonesian team would be perched in fifth because the MP and VP scores would be the same as Mongolia. but we won head to head, “said Kristianus Liem, captain of the Indonesian Chess National Team, as quoted by Okezone.com.
Following are Pool A standings: