The FIDE Online Olympiad is a major online chess event for national teams, held between July 25 and August 30 on the Chess.com server. With 163 teams and over 1,500 participants from all over the world, the tournament will be a truly global team event destined to captivate chess fans throughout the summer.
Between July 25 and August 23, teams play on Chess.com in separate divisions, in a competition that leads up to a playoff phase held August 27-30.
The time control for all matches is 15 minutes for the game and five seconds increment per move, starting from move one. Each pool is played within three days, three rounds per day.
The line-up of teams (available here) has Russia as the top seed, followed by China, USA, and Armenia. A total of 223 grandmasters have signed up among over 1,000 titled players in total. Some of the biggest names participating include GMs Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian, Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, and Wesley So.
Schedule in UTC:
25.07 Group A round 1: 07:00
25.07 Group A round 2: 08:00
25.07 Group A round 3: 09:00
25.07 Group B round 1: 12:00
25.07 Group B round 2: 13:00
25.07 Group B round 3: 14:00
25.07 Group C round 1: 17:00
25.07 Group C round 2: 18:00
25.07 Group C round 3: 19:00
The Schedule is the same for 26.07, 27.07, 01.08, 02.08, 03.08, 08.08, 09.08, 10.08
Watch the games of the FIDE Online Olympiad 2020 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.
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