With World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen playing the first board, the Norwegian team was one of the favorites to win the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022. Nonetheless, Italy today made a major upset defeating Norway with a convincing 3-1 score.
The heroes of the team were GM Lorenzo Lodici and GM Francesco Sonis who won their games on the third and fourth boards. GM Daniele Vocaturo had a pleasant position against GM Magnus Carlsen and the game eventually ended in a draw. GM Luca Moroni Jr had no trouble having Black pieces against GM Aryan Tari and the game converted into a drawish Queen’s endgame. Replay the games here
Round 3 board pairings (open section) / Round 3 Chess Olympiad LIVE – with GM Peter Svidler and GM Peter Leko