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🏆 FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Mads Andersen, Sune Berg Hansen, Cristobal Henriquez Villagra, Wynn Zaw Htun, Rodrigo Rafael Vasquez Schroeder, Alejandro Hoffman, Igor Borisovich Efimov, Oswaldo Zambrana, Pablo Salinas Herrera, Luis Fernando Ibarra Chami, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Wei Ming Kevin Goh, Luis Valenzuela Fuentealba, Raymond Song, Geoffrey Borg, Mariano Ortega Amarelle, Nahuel Diaz Hollemaert, Muhammad Khusenkhojaev, Andrew Greet, Jingyao Tin, Jamshed Isaev, Felix Jose Ynojosa Aponte, Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo, Xiangyi Liu, Bernardo Roselli Mailhe, Sergio Minero Pineda, Husein Aziz Nezad, Llambi Pasko, Leonardo Valdes Romero, David Pires Tavares Martins, Pedro Ramon Martinez Reyes, Franc Ashiku, Jose Daniel Gemy, Nderim Saraci, Rafat Issa, Andre Ventura Sousa, Myint Han, Roberto Carlos Sanchez Alvarez, Sergio Duran Vega, Tun Nay Oo Kyaw, Iain Gourlay, Lemnys Antonio Arias, Sander Severino, Omar Noaman Al Ali, Araz Basim Mohammed S Al-Saffar, G M H Thilakarathne, Emmanuel Jimenez Garcia, Cristobal Jose Blanco Acevedo, Amir Zaibi, Jorge Baules, Fadi Eid, Uriel Capo Vidal, Stephen Jessel, Kanyamarala Tarun, Yinn Long Wong, Mohamed Hassan, Anthony F Ker, Sergio Miguel, Alan Tate, Pierre Villegas, Gong Qianyun, Christopher Guzman, Julio Cesar Diaz Rosas, Akira Watanabe, Jaime Jose Romero Barreto, Ali Layth Ahmed Ahmed, Nahun Gavarrete, Mark Machin Rivera, Lennert Lenaerts, Filip Boe Olsen, Faisal Khairallah, Tatiana Dornbusch, Richmond Phiri, Andrei Gurbanov, Ahmed Abdulsattar A Abdulwahhab, Bashir Eiti, Jose Francisco R P Neves Veiga, Grzegorz Toczek, Qing Aun Lee, Thanh Tu Tran, Ahmad Abdallah Najjar, Winston Darwin Cu Hor, Wilson Estuardo Lorenzana, Sameer Mansour, Orlando Husbands, Malek Koniahli, Daniel Hanwen Gong, Isaac Valent Tello Chavez, Soon Wei Yee, Murad Abdulla, Harold Wanyama, Omar Eltigani, Oladapo Oluto Adu, Providence Oatlhotse, Daniel Arias, Ryan Harper, Bunmi Olape, Zozek Salah Mohammed Mohammed, Terry Farley, Ricardo Urbina plus 831 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.

Official sites:

 page 1 of 88; games 1-25 of 2,188  PGN Download
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. Taione 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. Elmer 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. Ahmed 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. Raymond Law vs Amin Al Ansi  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 Raymond 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. Anat Al Aisaee vs Mohamed Ali Sabarin 1-062020FIDE Online OlympiadC49 Four Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Sokrates: Impressive array of amateur players. I hope they are having fun with games like this one: Mohamed Ali Samiro vs Hao Io Lao, 2020
Jul-31-20  I Like Fish: it seems that...
many second cast players...
have been appointed here...
Jul-31-20  botvinnik64: No way! Sokrates that game is cruel!
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  savage sanctuary: First Olympiad ever with 7-tuplet Mohammeds??

FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)/Salim Al Amri Salim Mohammed

FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)/Mohammed Ahmed said Al Amri

FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)/Mohamed Warsame Abdulkadir

FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)/Mohammad Ali Maliha

FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)/Mohamed Ali Samiro

FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)/Mohamed Ali Sabarin

FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)/Mohamed Ali Ramlo

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  Sokrates: <botvinnik64> LOL
Aug-01-20  Clemens Scheitz: What kind of atypical players are these, only one draw in the first 50 games ?
Aug-01-20  749770: <botvinnik64> Why cruel? It's not nice to say so, overall White avoided playing "cat and mouse" and shortened processes, not much beyond... The truth is I do not really understand why players at 1000 elo (disturbed assessment) try their luck in such a way, maybe they should practice a bit previous...
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  wordfunph: good luck team Philippines!
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  savage sanctuary: Where's team Mexico? I'm a big fan ever since coming across this

J Gonzalez Garcia vs Speelman, 2006 - conjured up a reminiscence of Torre's "Windmill" nightmare over Lasker, 1925

Aug-04-20  Clemens Scheitz:

Not that anyone care but I do know how to count, when they first publish the results there were no draws in the first two pages. Are they trying to make me look bad? I can do a pretty good job on my own.

J Gonzalez Garcia is playing under the Spanish federation now < santuario salvaje> and ranked about 30 there with an Elo of 2483.

Considering that Mexico is a western nation of about 125 million, the fact that there are only two players on the 2500s and only two on the 2400s seems a little disappointing. Someone should start a program distributing free chess sets and an introductory book to any citizen that is seen resting against a tree under a big sombrero.

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  savage sanctuary: I agree Mr <Scheitz>, chess is officially now a mandatory subject in Armenia, a fingernail of a nation compared to the Mexican Republic. So unfortunate that for recreation time in schools, the boys run to grab a soccer ball and the girls a 'revista de telenovelas', at least that's how it was in the state of Nayarit were I grew up 6 years of my childhood before returning to the States.

I wish something can be done to change that. But realistically there's little hope, the SEP (Secretaría de Educación Púbica) is only interested in funding 'Taller de Ajedrez' to a minimum.

In shorter words... "Keep kickin' that balón paisa and don't pay them wooden figures any mind"

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  Pedro Fernandez: <<Sokrates>: Impressive array of amateur players. I hope they are having fun with games like this one: Mohamed Ali Samiro vs Hao Io Lao, 2020>

You know, my great <Sokrates>, I was thinking: What would Capablanca think if at five years of age he had witnessed that game?

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  savage sanctuary: Maria Pradi Ramos Donaire vs Ashley Todd, 2020

Did anyone explain to little Ashley that it's an Olympiad, not giveaway chess??

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  Octavia: yous are all jealous because you are not taking part !!! It's nice that the basic amateur players are getting a first shot
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  savage sanctuary: Not jealous at all sir (or ma'am), I'm a basic amateur player and my play looks better than a major chess software malfunction - which is that game
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  jith1207: I keep reading Kibitzers here exclaiming, "Wow, is this FIDE Olympiad?????!!!!!" (usually followed by plenty of question marks and exclamation symbols.

ChessBomb website even took it to a greater extent by applying RED color theme to this tournament page making all moves look in red color, as if they're supposed to be blunders, by default.

So, let me set this record straight, once and for all...

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< By now, <> Kibitzers should've figured it out that this is NOT the REAL CHESS OLYMPIAD where famous GMs and IMs from different countries usually produce some awesome games, unexpected results, exciting race for the top places with very fine climactic rounds and finish.

This FIDE Online Olympiad is more like a collection of Patzer Members of representing each country for a namesake Olympiad, that blasphemizes all the 12 Greek Gods, who reside in the Mount Olympus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  savage sanctuary: <jith1207>

Hmmm... I don't know,

<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.>

Sounds pretty serious to me. Whats got us puzzled is why some members from these national teams are playing horrendously bad. Could covid have gotten to them?? They should push for immediate testing.

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.

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