The Angola national chess team has qualified undefeated for the third phase of the World Chess Olympics, taking place online, due to the covid -19 pandemic.
Leader of group four, Angola beat Haiti by 5-1 in the match of the seventh round on Sunday. The team also defeated Togo (5-1) and Palestine (5.5 – 0.5), respectively for the 8th and 9th round.
Angola qualifies for the third phase along with Suriname and Costa Rica in the Group 4 of the competition.
Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong,and Thailand (group one), Syria, Malta, and Mozambique (group two), Mauritania, Lebanon and Nigeria (group three) and Nicaragua, Trinidad and Tobago, and Honduras (group five) also progressed to the next phase of the competition.
A total of 15 teams have qualified for the third stage, the first three of each of the five groups.