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🏆 FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

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Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Viswanathan Anand, Ding Liren, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Pentala Harikrishna, Yangyi Yu, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Wei Yi, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Le Quang Liem, Victor Bologan, Baadur Jobava, Parham Maghsoodloo, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Vladislav Artemiev, Xiangzhi Bu, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Sam Shankland, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Anton Korobov, Luke McShane, David Howell, Jeffery Xiong, Maxim Rodshtein, Rauf Mamedov, David Anton Guijarro, Ilia Smirin, Gabriel Sargissian, Bassem Amin, Daniil Dubov, Kiril Georgiev, Tamir Nabaty, Ivan Saric, Yifan Hou, Jorden van Foreest, Andrey Esipenko, Ray Robson, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Hrant Melkumyan, Mateusz Bartel, Gawain Jones, Vladislav Kovalev, Daniel Fridman, Aleksander Delchev, Volodymyr Onyshchuk, Gadir Guseinov, Alexey Sarana, Jorge Cori, Truong Son Nguyen, Javokhir Sindarov, Viktor Erdos, Constantin Lupulescu, Emilio Cordova, Rinat Jumabayev, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Alexandr Fier, Viorel Iordachescu, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Benjamin Gledura, Matthias Bluebaum, Hristos Banikas, Chithambaram V R Aravindh, Dragan Solak, Tamas Banusz, Benjamin Bok, Ahmed Adly, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Simen Agdestein, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Alan Pichot, M Amin Tabatabaei, Levan Pantsulaia, Marin Bosiocic, Bogdan-Daniel Deac, Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez, Yannick Pelletier, Manuel Perez Candelario, Humpy Koneru, Nihal Sarin, Evgeny Shtembuliak, Mark Paragua, Lubomir Ftacnik, Daniele Vocaturo, Haik M Martirosyan, Rasmus Svane, Ante Brkic, Mads Andersen, Wenjun Ju, Sune Berg Hansen plus 1521 more players. Chess Event Description
FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

The FIDE Online Olympiad is a major online chess event for national teams that runs July 25-August 30, 2020 on the server. 163 teams and over 1,500 participants from all over the world are playing.

Each team consists of six main players, including at least two women, at least one player who is 20 or younger, and at least one girl who is 20 or younger. Each team may have up to six reserves: two players in each of the first two categories and one player in each of the latter categories. Each team has a team captain as well.

The time control for all matches will be 15 minutes for the game and five seconds increment per move, starting from move one.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Aliuddin Azahari vs Wynn Zaw Htun  0-1302020FIDE Online OlympiadB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. Myint Han vs Shawal Sharikhan  1-0652020FIDE Online OlympiadC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
3. Htet Win Htet vs Azahari Siti Nur Fatanah Hj 0-1362020FIDE Online OlympiadD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Abdul Zahirul Zazali vs Han Thiha Sai  0-1302020FIDE Online OlympiadB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
5. Ko Zin Hay vs Nur Zahira Zazali  0-1322020FIDE Online OlympiadC55 Two Knights Defense
6. Sangay Khandu vs Manoj Kumar  0-1442020FIDE Online OlympiadC49 Four Knights
7. T Sikivou vs Pema Rinchen  1-0422020FIDE Online OlympiadC55 Two Knights Defense
8. Lekzang Jayoed Dorji vs G Sukhu  1-0182020FIDE Online OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. E Prudente vs Ali Khan Salman  0-1402020FIDE Online OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Azeem Makhdoomi Yousuf vs Rogelio L Orio  1-0372020FIDE Online OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Myra Ollet vs Fatima Rashid Noor  1-0322020FIDE Online OlympiadE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
12. Ahmad Tasneem vs Ruth Nacario  ½-½642020FIDE Online OlympiadB08 Pirc, Classical
13. Daniel Doria vs Fayzan Momin  0-1302020FIDE Online OlympiadA13 English
14. Mohammad Ali Maliha vs Grace Co Estur  0-1672020FIDE Online OlympiadC50 Giuoco Piano
15. Ahmed Abdi Awil vs Phakthong Vilaphen  0-1182020FIDE Online OlympiadB01 Scandinavian
16. Thidasavanh Phensavan vs Mohamed Warsame Abdulkadir  0-1242020FIDE Online OlympiadB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
17. R Law vs Hassan Raab Al-Ansi Amin  0-1232020FIDE Online OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
18. Wynn Zaw Htun vs Man Hou Iung  1-0382020FIDE Online OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Seng U Leong vs Myint Han  0-1542020FIDE Online OlympiadB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
20. Hsu Lwin May vs Lao Ut Tong  1-0552020FIDE Online OlympiadE91 King's Indian
21. Lok Teng Tsui vs Htet Win Htet  0-1312020FIDE Online OlympiadA80 Dutch
22. Han Thiha Sai vs R Law  1-0292020FIDE Online OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Hao Io Lao vs Ko Zin Hay  ½-½642020FIDE Online OlympiadC00 French Defense
24. Kassim Hassan Fidow vs Salim Al Amri Salim Mohammed  0-1572020FIDE Online OlympiadB33 Sicilian
25. Ali Khan Salman vs Vannaxay Vongxaty  1-0242020FIDE Online OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Aug-08-20  Ilkka Salonen: Finland fails to even field a team! What is going on? I think in many cases playing conditions could be subpar due to factors such as connection problems, malware and harrasment of various kinds or just annoyances of urban environment such as rennovation noises, poor air quality etc. In chess tournaments players usually stay at same hotels, and it diminishes risk of conditions favoring some players and being more of a hindrance to others. There could be something done to standardize conditions in online events too.
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  Octavia: i think its great that Fide decided to let the lowest teams play first. In each section (5 in all) all teams play each other & in the end the best 3 move up to the next level - correct?

Some of the players have never played online before & others have never played a stronger player than their parents. So, of course, they make lots of mistakes - so what? It's nice that they're allowed to play. Some of them will study chess seriously & come back next time stronger.

Aug-11-20  waustad: Some of the howlers I see remind me of games I’ve played in the bar, taking all comers.
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  Octavia: Keti Arakhamia got 11/12 ! She lost no games & drew only 2! Marvelous as ever!
Aug-17-20  jith1207: <Keti Arakhamia got 11/12 ! She lost no games & drew only 2>

If she drew twice, wouldn't that be 11/13?

Or is it 11.5/12?

Anyway, that's a great event for Keti.

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  beatgiant: <jith1207>
10 wins + 2 draws = 10*1 + 2*0.5 = 11, so I'm not understanding your point.
Aug-17-20  jith1207: You're right, thanks <beatgiant>. I was writing in half sleep, should've sobered up
Aug-20-20  Nosnibor: Why is Giri doing so badly? After 5 games he has three losses, one draw and one solitary win despite being the highest rated player in this event.
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  MissScarlett: Has he been playing the French?
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  Octavia: <If she drew twice, wouldn't that be 11/13?> she won 10 & had 2 draws therefore 12 games played & 11 pts gained
Aug-29-20  jith1207: So India is in finals?

Looks like USA Vs Russia in other semis..

And Poland knocked out Azerbaijan, then almost did the same to India. In Both matches, Poland won the first round, the matches went on to tiebreakers but Poland faltered at the last hurdle on the road to finals.

Aug-29-20  Nosnibor: <savage sanctuary> There are actually 8 Mohammed`s who competed. Mohammed Anis Achorr is not on your list!
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  MissScarlett: <India and Russia have been declared joint winners of a major international chess tournament after two Indian players lost their internet connection during the final round.

Chess Olympiad is being held online for the first time this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

India launched an appeal after two of its players lost connection to their games and forfeited on time on Sunday.

Officials said these were "unprecedented circumstances.>

Russian hackers foiled....

Aug-30-20  carpovius: <Russian hackers foiled... > be aware Ms of next elections and brexits to the hell)))

Rusdia-India 4.5:1.5. Even after "hacker attack" when 2 hindus "lost connection" (sic!) and then lost on time the score Russia:India 4.5:3.5

Someone is idiot here. My guess it is Dvorkovich to give gold medals to the loosers.

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  MissScarlett: <#ChessOlympiad Daniil Dubov to Emil Sutovsky: "It was a failure because you don’t call such a circus an Olympiad.">

I feel a bit sorry for Sutovsky; he's often the public face of <FIDE>. Normally, he fights his corner pretty well, but Dubov's loaded up a flurry of shots...

Aug-31-20  metatron2: I agree with Dubov that dividing the gold was a bad fide decision, and I wouldn't call such a circus an Olympiad as well, but for different reasons:

Why put such strange restrictions on the teams? 2 men 2 women 1 boy and one girl? does this have anything to do with chess Olympiad? no connection what so ever.

And all these stages and groups of teams, part of them go directly to higher stages etc. Could anyone follow this mess? does this format have anything to do with chess Olympiad? (no)

Why didn't fide just let the countries bring their best players, and let their teams play an online swiss tourney like it's always done in chess Olympiads (other than the online part) ?

I don't get it. In any case I didn't follow that "Olympiad" at all, and only read about its final now.

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  MissScarlett: I guess the Russians are especially miffed because the decision is indicative of a shift in chess politics toward Asia. I understand this event was quite a big deal in India, and FIDE always have an eye to new financial opportunities.
Sep-01-20  carpovius: Runet named after the final FIDE president Dvorkovich <DURAKOVICH> (durak is dumb, @#$%@#$% in Russian)
Sep-01-20  jith1207: <. I understand this event was quite a big deal in India>

There's no such a thing in India.

Any rare Indian victory in any sport makes a flash always, and Indian chess circuit is going to be celebrating this Olympiad, but when we broadly speak about <India>, there was no such thing even after Vishy became the World Champion. And, not sure if financial assistance for chess is going to flow for India or FIDE, because of this.

Even as this Olympiad was going on, the trending news was that the recently announced highest sportspersons award in India is continuing to ignore Chess Grandmasters for a number of years, which started mainly due to a Chessbase report. And this victory only highlights how the government and general population don't have much going on for chess in India.

I know it's juicy topic to make such statements here as if FIDE is turning into a golden market like <Bollywood> and away from Russia or to say <oh it's quite a big deal there> when you actually have no idea about that, but that's not a thing here.

Sep-01-20  carpovius: India wins Armenia. India wins Russia. India is the most intellectual nation in the world. 200%
Sep-27-20  siggemannen: So, who won this and why?
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  Check It Out: From the FIDE website:

<By the decision of FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich both finalists - Russia and India - are declared co-champions & awarded with the gold medals>

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  HeMateMe: If India is so smart why have they overpopulated their land to a point where very few can have a decent standard of living?
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"India not so smart," say insiders...

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