Malta Chess Federation

ESNA Round 5-6 Game Analysis

December 02, 2021 by Robert Novak, game analysis by IM Imre Fancsy

Today round 5 and 6 of the ESNA tournament were held. The games are being played at the Victoria Palace Hotel in Sliema. 


In the fifth round was entirely pro forma higher rated teams won 
except Luxemburg – Cyprus game where Cyprus managed to win and granted their place in the top 4, Malta lost against the leader Faroe Islands team but Jake, Darmanin did his magic again and he drew against a Grandmaster on the top board! You can check the game analysis below.

In the six round we saw a big clash between top teams Faroe Islands and Monaco. The decider game was on the 1st board where Ziska, Helgi Dam was victorious and Faroe Islands won with his full point 2,5-1,5. You can check the game analysis below. Malta beat ESNA women 3,5-0,5.


Further results can be found here.

Round 1-5 games can be downloaded here.

Today Malta will play with Guernsey at 3 PM.

Round 5 CM Darmanin, Jake 2106 – GM Ziska, Helgi Dam 2541 1⁄2 – 1⁄2
Round 6 GM Ziska, Helgi Dam 2541 – GM Bagheri, Amir 2350 1 – 0

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