Second Online Chess Olympiad from August 13, says FIDE | Chess News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The FIDE Online Chess Olympiad 2021 can be held between August 13 to September 15, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) introduced. Each nationwide federation intending to participate within the Online Olympiad shall verify its participation by July 31, it mentioned.
The first FIDE Online Olympiad held final yr was collectively received by India and Russia.
According to FIDE, the occasion will observe a format much like one used final yr, with member Federations being represented by their greatest gamers and high juniors.
The nationwide groups will compete in speedy chess matches performed on six boards. can be once more the internet hosting platform for this occasion, which, on its inaugural version, grew to become one of the highlights of 2020.
“With more than 1,500 participants representing 163 national teams, it was a truly global competition, very much in the spirit of the traditional chess Olympiads. It helped our big chess family to unite around a wonderful event at a time of crisis, when it was most needed,” FIDE mentioned.
The second version of the Online Olympiad will obtain the assist and sponsorship of the Shenzhen authorities, which embody the Shenzhen Longgang District Culture and Sports Bureau, the Shenzhen MSU-BIT University, the Shenzhen Chess Academy, and the Shenzhen Pengcheng Chess Club.
Russian wholesale on-line retailer Simaland, the sponsor of the Candidates match 2020-21, may even be a companion for the Online Olympiad 2021.
Once once more, the occasion will consist of two phases: the “Divisions stage”, and the Play-offs stage with the highest eight groups certified from Stage 1 battling in knockout format.
The qualifying occasions will kick off on August 13. The Top Division, that includes the strongest 25 seeded and 15 certified groups, will start on September 8.
The decisive play-off stage is scheduled for September 13-15. Like final yr, every crew will consist of six gamers, together with a minimum of two girls, a minimum of one participant U-20 (born in 2001 or later), and a minimum of one lady U-20 (born in 2001 or later).
The time management can be quarter-hour + 5 seconds increment per transfer, beginning from transfer 1.

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