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ESNA Round 2-3 game analysis

November 30, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy

Today round 2 and 3 of the ESNA tournament were held. The games are being played at the Victoria Palace Hotel in Sliema. 

The second round was entirely pro forma, higher rated teams won. Unfortunately Malta lost again with the smallest difference 2,5-1,5

 

Round 2 on 2021/11/29 at 09:00
No.TeamTeamRes.:Res.
1
 

Faroe Islands

 

Luxembourg

4:0
2
 

Jersey

 

Guernsey

1:3
3
 

Monaco

 

ESNA Women

4:0
4
 

Cyprus

 

Malta

:
5
 

Andorra

 

Liechtenstein

3:1

In the third round Malta opponent was a quite strong team: Andorra and with amazing win on the 1st and 4th table the result was 2:2!
Jake Darmanin won against a GM!! You can check the game analysis below.

 

Bo.3
 

Malta

Rtg1
 

Andorra

Rtg2 : 2
2.1CM
 
Darmanin, Jake
2106GM
 
De La Riva Aguado, Oscar
24661 – 0
2.2CM
 
Vella, Duncan
1981FM
 
Porras Mateo, Felipe
23260 – 1
2.3 
 
Sammut Briffa, Peter
1937 
 
Ribera Veganzones, Serni
20700 – 1
2.4FM
 
Psaila, Clarence
1923CM
 
Ribera Baztan, Jose
20611 – 0

Further results can be found here.

Round 1-2 games can be downloaded here.

Today Malta will play with Liechtenstein at 3:30 PM.

Round 2 Mertens, Marc 2128 – Apol, Luitjen Akselsson 2111 0-1
Round 3 CM Darmanin, Jake 2106 – GM De La Riva Aguado, Oscar 2466 1-0

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