Chess: Romania women’s team defeats Brazil in round 4 of Olympiad


Romania women’s team defeated Brazil, on Tuesday, in the round 4 of the Chess Olympiad taking place in Tromso (Norway).

Romania’s representatives won 3-1 (wins by Alina L’Ami, Elena-Luminita Cosma and Irina Bulmaga, defeat recorded by Cristina-Adela Foisor).

Romania men’s team was defeated by Bulgaria 2.5 to 1.5 (win by Mircea Parligras, draw recorded by Levente Vajda and defeats recorded by Constantin Lupulescu and Vlad Jianu).

Leader in women’s competition is China, with 8 points, while Romania ranks 14th, with 6 points. After four rounds, Azerbaijan is on the first place in men’s competition, with 8 points, with Romania ranking 24th, with 6 points.

Romania has to defend the excellent 5th place (women) and 8th (men), obtained two years ago, in the previous Olympiad, held in Istanbul (Turkey).

Competing for the Olympiad medals are 174 national men’s teams and 137 women’s ones.

The current Chess Olympiad is taking place August 1 to 14, in Tromso (Norway), near the Arctic Circle.

The competition is held over 11 rounds, with August 7 and August 13 being non-competition days.