Saturday 15 August 2020

Fire on the virtual chess board

 The 2020 FIDE Online Olympiad is starting to become real serious, with a number of high profile players joining the fray. Pool C (of which I am an arbiter for) saw both Anish Giri and Alexei Shirov turn our for the federations, although Shirov had a much better time of it than Giri. Shirov finished the day with 3/3, while Giri only managed 0.5/3. 

The Australian team also started with a bang, scoring successive 6-0 wins, before being brought down to earth, losing 2-4 to Bulgaria. However, the size of their opening wins, and some other results in their pool, leave them with high hopes of qualifying for Pool A.

Shirov,Alexei (2629) - Martins,David Pires Tavares (2223) [A00]
2020 FIDE Online Olympiad (1.1), 14.08.2020

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