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🏆 FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

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

Player: Cristobal Henriquez Villagra

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Henriquez Villagra vs Mads Andersen  0-11272020FIDE Online OlympiadC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. C Henriquez Villagra vs F Ynojosa Aponte  1-0362020FIDE Online OlympiadB30 Sicilian
3. C Henriquez Villagra vs Ahmed Bouzidi  1-0452020FIDE Online OlympiadB10 Caro-Kann
4. M Machin Rivera vs C Henriquez Villagra  0-1232020FIDE Online OlympiadA15 English
5. C Henriquez Villagra vs A Hoffman  1-0272020FIDE Online OlympiadB30 Sicilian
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Jul-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!
Jul-31-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Aug-01-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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...
Aug-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: good luck team Philippines!
Aug-03-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Aug-04-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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"

Aug-05-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?

Aug-06-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  savage sanctuary: Maria Pradi Ramos Donaire vs Ashley Todd, 2020

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

Aug-06-20
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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
Aug-06-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Aug-06-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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, <CG.com> 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 Chess.com representing each country for a namesake Olympiad, that blasphemizes all the 12 Greek Gods, who reside in the Mount Olympus. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Aug-06-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 Chess.com 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.
Aug-08-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Aug-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Octavia: Keti Arakhamia got 11/12 ! She lost no games & drew only 2! Marvelous as ever!
Aug-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Aug-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <jith1207>
10 wins + 2 draws = 10*1 + 2*0.5 = 11, so I'm not understanding your point.
Aug-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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