Team Profile

Barbados will forge ahead without their nation's strongest player in IM Kevin Denny and slot National Champion FM Ricardo Szmetan at board #1. FM Philip Corbin, a veteran of seven previous Olympiads, will provide the leadership for the "Bajan" side.

While this will be Szmetan's first time representing the Bajan flag, the Argentinean-born FM has had extensive experience at the international level and his stability will be needed to contain the big guns at board #1. Look for Corbin, also known as the "Caribbean Tal," to do damage on board #2. College freshman
Askari Elson is taking a leave from his studies in the U.S. to represent Barbados for the second consecutive year.

Barbados is one of three English-speaking Caribbean nations which would like to bring glory to the region.  Both Trinidad and Jamaica will also make a presence.

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Barbados Menís Team (front row, from left to right) FM Ricardo Szmetan (Bd. 1), FM Philip Corbin (Bd. 2), FM Delisle Warner (Bd. 3) and Kevin Greenidge (Bd. 4); (in the rear, from left to right) Askari Elson (Bd. 5), Kevin Daniel (Bd. 6), GM Valerian Gaprindashvili (captain), Allan Herbert (Federation President). Copyright © Jerry Bibuld, 2002.

2003 Men's Team: (front row, from left to right) FM Ricardo Szmetan (Bd. 1), FM Philip Corbin (Bd. 2), FM Delisle Warner (Bd. 3) and Kevin Greenidge (Bd. 4); (in the rear, from left to right) Askari Elson (Bd. 5), Kevin Daniel (Bd. 6), GM Valerian Gaprindashvili (captain), Allan Herbert (Federation President). Photo by Jerry Bibuld.