At the beginning of the last round, Kobo was leading with 5.5 points after a draw with Parkhov in the 8th round. In second place with 5 points were Smirin, who lost to Tzidkiya, and Postny, who defeated Dvoirys after a tactical mistake by the Russian player.
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Since the beginning of the week, both Smirin and Kobo have gained 3.5 points out of 4 in the last 4 rounds. They managed to break the balance in the closed tournament and now they are ahead of the other players by a full point.
On Saturday, the blitz tournament of the Maccabiah 2022 was held In Ramada Hotel, Jerusalem. The tournament was open for all players, and the rate of play was 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move in 9 rounds
As the third round started in Jerusalem today in the open and closed sections, it was the turn of the youngsters to join the party. The junior section of the Maccabiah Games plays in Haifa – it is common during the Maccabiahs to host the junior category of all sports in one city, so that the junior players can enjoy the environment all together in one place.
It was a special day for Jerusalem. The atmosphere of the Maccabiah Games was palpable in the city full of history, with a huge number of sportspeople from different countries talking in different languages and waiting to compete in a range of sports. For us, it is a great pleasure to have the game of chess included in these extraordinary celebrations.
Among the millions killed in Auschwitz were outstanding Jewish athletes in all sports, who were unable to live to fulfil their dreams.
his article takes a closer look at some of these events and activities, before introducing a particularly special event taking place very soon. Read on to find out more.
The history of chess events in the Maccabiah
After more than 2 years of suffering caused by multiple waves of COVID-19, it is a great pleasure for an event as big as the Maccabiah games to be taking place at last