Wednesday, 31 August 2016

2016 Chess Olympiad

From the ACF newsletter:

The Olympiad opens tomorrow 1 September and play commences 2nd September.

GM David Smerdon offers a user friendly guide at in two parts (19 & 21 August) on why the women play separately, how many players in a team, how pairings are made, who the big teams are, what the schedule is, who is likely to win gold, drug testing, anticheating, and how Australia shapes up in the face of all this.
You can watch the official site here or listen to commentators on servers like chess.comchess24 or ICC.
The August Olympiad edition of Australian chess magazine 50 Moves offers an Australian perspective with a historical survey of 21 great Olympiad moments by GM Ian Rogers.
The country lists with individual team composition are published on the official website.
A useful statistical resource for chess team events is Olimpbase.
Australia’s own WIM Biljana Dekić is playing in her 12th Olympiad. And GM Eugenio Torre is playing in his 23rd for the Philippines.
courtesy of ACF Newsletter 16/8 31 August 2016 Editor: Frank Low

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