Olympiad

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Post by JustinHorton » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:26 pm

I often find that comments on this forum cause me to appreciate the weather outside.
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Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:18 pm

JustinHorton wrote:I often find that comments on this forum cause me to appreciate the weather outside.
Much easier to do that if you are in Spain, rather than Dudley. :)

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Re: Olympiad

Post by Ihor Lewyk » Mon May 12, 2014 4:12 pm

Have the England Olympiad teams been announced officially yet?
If so what will they be?

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Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon May 12, 2014 5:15 pm

Ihor Lewyk wrote:Have the England Olympiad teams been announced officially yet?
If so what will they be?
No and no comment.

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Re: Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue May 13, 2014 3:00 pm

Men's team is no great secret, surely, unless there has been a new development since 4NCL weekend? (Where, apparently, Gawain, Matthew and Nigel Short were each heard expressing some measure of relief at the news that Luke would be unavailable for selection because of work. No one else had turned it down so it is our other five active players who are well over 2600).

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Re: Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue May 13, 2014 3:20 pm

4NCL gossip! Surely not... :shock:

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Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue May 13, 2014 3:30 pm

rather tame gossip by 4NCl standards, it must be said

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Post by NickFaulks » Wed May 14, 2014 1:25 pm

When we voted for Tromso, their biggest selling point, for me anyway, was that the Norwegians have pots of money so this wouldn't happen.

I still expect that we're going to Tromso, but it's now likely to be marred by the usual cheeseparing, which is a shame.

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Post by Sean Hewitt » Wed May 14, 2014 1:35 pm

Might explain why I've heard nothing about my arbiting appointment!

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Post by Angus French » Wed May 14, 2014 3:09 pm

ChessVibes story here.

One quote:
ChessVives wrote:However, initially the Norwegians didn't know that they also needed to stage the 2013 World Cup. “We first asked the government for support for the Olympiad as early as May 2009,” Børge Robertsen, CEO for the Olympiad told Chess.com. “But only later FIDE made the World Cup an obligatory part of the bidding procedure.”
... which has been the subject of discussion on Twitter.

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Post by NickFaulks » Wed May 14, 2014 3:30 pm

What Robertsen says is no doubt true, but not the point. I spoke to them in Khanty, as lots of people did, and they knew perfectly well that they were bidding for the World Cup. If they didn't like that, they should have altered their bid or withdrawn it.

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Post by Geoff Chandler » Wed May 14, 2014 3:49 pm

Hi Mathew Peat,


"Given that the Olympiad is scheduled to start in approximately 3 months, isn't this leaving things a bit late?"

Given that Mathew Sadler is self employed I do not think that this is an issue.

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Re: Olympiad

Post by CliveHill » Wed May 14, 2014 4:52 pm

And as I have tried to inquire elsewhere on this site - will there be a knock on effect on the British Championships?

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Re: Olympiad

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed May 14, 2014 4:58 pm

CliveHill wrote:And as I have tried to inquire elsewhere on this site - will there be a knock on effect on the British Championships?
There was a gap of four minutes between your original post and this post, and a gap of a further four minutes before your original post was answered. That's a pretty fast response for anything other than a face-to-face meeting or an instant-messaging system.

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