2016 Olympiad - Baku

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2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:26 am

According to Chess24.com England has been drawn against IBCA in the first round (whoever they are).

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... open/1/1/1

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Geoff Chandler » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:09 am

HI MJM,

"According to Chess24.com England has been drawn against IBCA in the first round (whoever they are)."

They the International Braille Chess Association, they have the English lad Chris Ross playing for them.

http://www.ibca-info.org/

Another link to the Olympiad.

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr232875. ... =30&wi=821

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:38 am

Aha, thanks.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by John Moore » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:08 am

Pairings for the other home countries:

Wales - Norway
Guernsey - Lithuania
Jersey - Philippines
Scotland - Aruba
Ireland - Mali

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:54 am

Opening ceremony chess.com report

Ian Rogers comments on anti-cheating:
players must warn arbiter each time they intend to go to toilet and arbiter must note request
TWIC
Play starts 3pm local time, 12pm UK time (final round 3 hours earlier). Rest day 7th Sept
TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)
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Post by Mike W. Richardt » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:04 am

What I find interesting is board 49: KSA - Slovakia

Chess is banned in Saudi Arabia - still amazes me they send a team to the event.
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:10 am

Mike W. Richardt wrote: Chess is banned in Saudi Arabia - still amazes me they send a team to the event.
It isn’t, which makes it less amazing.

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Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:15 am

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Another link to the Olympiad.

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr232875. ... =30&wi=821
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr232875. ... ilen=99999 is an equivalent link in English.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Mike W. Richardt » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:21 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Mike W. Richardt wrote: Chess is banned in Saudi Arabia - still amazes me they send a team to the event.
It isn’t, which makes it less amazing.
Maybe I should have chosen my words a bit better:

The Grand mufti has declared at the beginning of the year that chess is forbidden hence makes sending a team from Saudi Arabia a hypocritical move.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... rand-mufti

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/21/middl ... ses-chess/
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:24 am

Mike W. Richardt wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Mike W. Richardt wrote: Chess is banned in Saudi Arabia - still amazes me they send a team to the event.
It isn’t, which makes it less amazing.
Maybe I should have chosen my words a bit better

I’m aware of the story that you’re citing. You might want to do some more research on it.

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Post by Mike W. Richardt » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:31 am

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Mike W. Richardt wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
It isn’t, which makes it less amazing.
Maybe I should have chosen my words a bit better

I’m aware of the story that you’re citing. You might want to do some more research on it.
Living in an islamic country currently (I do live in the Middle East :mrgreen: ) I do understand that the Grand mufti's word carries very little weight in the eyes of the law although some would say that he has actually some great influence!!!

Hence my comment earlier!!! :idea:
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:34 am

Some interesting board orders - wonder which of these 4 approaches will work best

1. RUS (RtgAvg:2768, Captain:Filatov Andrey)
Bo. Name Rtg FED FideID
1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2769 RUS 14109603
2 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2808 RUS 4101588
3 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2731 RUS 4147235
4 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2740 RUS 4168119
5 GM Grischuk Alexander 2754 RUS 4126025

2. USA (RtgAvg:2765, Captain:Donaldson John W)
Bo. Name Rtg FED FideID
1 GM Caruana Fabiano 2808 USA 2020009
2 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2789 USA 2016192
3 GM So Wesley 2782 USA 5202213
4 GM Shankland Samuel L 2679 USA 2004887
5 GM Robson Ray 2674 USA 2023970

3. CHN (RtgAvg:2740, Captain:Xu Jun)
Bo. Name Rtg FED FideID
1 GM Wang Yue 2737 CHN 8601429
2 GM Ding Liren 2753 CHN 8603677
3 GM Yu Yangyi 2725 CHN 8603820
4 GM Li Chao b 2746 CHN 8604436
5 GM Wei Yi 2717 CHN 8603405

4. AZE (RtgAvg:2717, Captain:Dreev Aleksey)
Bo. Name Rtg FED FideID
1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761 AZE 13401319
2 GM Radjabov Teimour 2722 AZE 13400924
3 GM Mamedov Rauf 2666 AZE 13401653
4 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2696 AZE 4650891
5 GM Safarli Eltaj 2688 AZE 13402129
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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:09 pm

Mike W. Richardt wrote: Chess is banned in Saudi Arabia - still amazes me they send a team to the event.
Then it must be still more amazing that they hold international FIDE rated events in their own country.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by Kevin Williamson » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:19 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote:HI MJM,

"According to Chess24.com England has been drawn against IBCA in the first round (whoever they are)."

They the International Braille Chess Association, they have the English lad Chris Ross playing for them.

http://www.ibca-info.org/

Another link to the Olympiad.

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr232875. ... =30&wi=821
The pairings look a little odd for seeds 4,5 and 6. They all seem to have white on odds and their opponents don’t seem to be in the correct sequence either.
I wonder why England isn’t playing Zimbabwe?

Good luck to Chris anyway.

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Re: 2016 Olympiad - Baku

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:33 pm

Horrible number of first round defaults. I shall never understand why these teams get put into the draw when it is known that they have not come through the airport.

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