Ceremonial 1st Move Profile: Orlando Husbands

Orlando Husbands
Titles FIDE Master (2014)
Candidate Master (2013)
FIDE Rating 2278
English Speaking Caribbean Ranking 1
Peak Rating 2278 (October 2016)
National Champion 2013
Olympiad Baku (2016)
Tromso (2014)
Profile The Former National Champion and double CARIFTA Under-20 Gold Medalist (2015 & 2016) became the English Speaking Caribbean’s Top Rated Player in the October 2016 FIDE Rating List.

A former student of The Lodge School, he is current pursuing his undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

Competitively he has had a fantastic 2016, successfully defending his CARIFTA Under 20 Title in St. Croix, USVI, placing 3rd at the Central American & Caribbean Under 20 Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador and 10th at the Pan-American Under 20 Championships in Guatape, Colombia.

As Board 1 for the Barbados Team at the recently concluded World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, he lead the team to Barbados’s best ever Olympiad Performance with at 2329 performance rating on the top board.