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Nepal lose in Turin

KATHMANDU: All the four Nepali participants lost their matches against Slovakia in the 37th Chess Olympiad in Turin. Participated in by 144 nations, Nepal could not even salvage a single draw despite promising starts. Digesh Shankar Malla, who was in the winning position, lost to Timoscenko Gennadij, rated 2482, under severe time pressure. Keshav Shrestha lost to 2492nd rated Jam Marcos while Bilam Lal Shrestha lost to Petri Timm, rated 2515 and Badri Lal Nepali lost to Likausky T. — HNS