Monday 2 August 2021

2021 Online Chess Olympiad

 The 2021 Online Chess Olympiad is starting soon, and the tournament website has gone up at 

The deadline for entries closed yesterday, and the allocation of teams should take place shortly. As with all these large scale activities, not every federation was organised, and late entries are still being taken from some countries. 

This years event will follow the same format as last years, with pools of 10 teams playing a round robin over the weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun). Each division has 5 pools (to account for differing time zones), with 3 teams from each pool being promoted to the next division. 35 teams are seeded into divisions 2 to 5 (based on last years performance, and 2018 Olympiad results), with 25 teams seeded into the top division (only 4 pools in Div 1).

The event is being hosted by and there will be online streaming coverage. As this event is worldwide, each day will see 10 to 12 hours of continuous action (starting around 6pm Canberra time, and going through to the early morning)

(** I am a paid official for this event **)

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