FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:00 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:03 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:05 pm
Whatever the merits of the protest, that's a pity
They would have to be some pretty strong merits, probably expanding beyond the specifics of the incident (bias in the appeals panel or something). You can’t have teams just withdrawing from events of this type whenever they feel hard done by. What’s the point of appeals processes/committees if competitors don’t agree to abide by their decisions? In fact I’m surprised such a stipulation wasn’t a condition of entry.

Wouldn’t be surprised if FIDE take further measures as a result.
Nope Offical Report
The Armenian team will not be charged for presenting this appeal.

Appeals Committee:
Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE President
Michael Khodarkovsky, IO
Sava Stoisavljevic, IA, WFM
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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:08 pm

I see. So, if a man or woman were required, a country could still choose which man or which woman to play - and could they choose between all four men or all four women, or just those who played in the original macthes?

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:11 pm

Hi Mick,

I think you may have misinterpreted "The Armenian team will not be charged for presenting this appeal."

They lost the appeal for which a fee is normally payable. In this case it was felt that the appeal was justified and so that fee would be returned/not levied.

I do not think you can read into that whether or not further action will be taken for the withdrawal which would certainly not have been known about at the time of the appeal decision.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:19 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:08 pm
I see. So, if a man or woman were required, a country could still choose which man or which woman to play - and could they choose between all four men or all four women, or just those who played in the original macthes?
All 4 I think; Hungary chose their board 2 Banusz against Wagner as you know, so there's obviously some flexibility
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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Chris Rice » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:58 pm

Let's just have a look at the Poland - Azerbaijan Armageddon again from a different angle. At the end Socko got up obviously pleased leaving the Azerbaijan lady staring in disbelief.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:45 pm

Russia win their first match 3.5-2.5 against the USA although it was looking like 3-3 with Shankland two pawns up in an ending against Dubov.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Richard Bates » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:46 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:46 pm
Withdrawing in protest from a knockout is not particularly problematic as these things go; the only participant it harms is you yourself. It's different doing it in an all-play-all or a Swiss, where your action can have knock-on disruptive effects.
That’s a fair point.

Although i think in most sports, refusal to accept the decisions of the organising authorities might trigger charges of bringing the sport into disrepute or similar. Especially where the disagreement is with decisions enacted by the highest authorities possible. Sometimes even when said authorities recognise that sympathy is likely to rest with the complaining parties, and they might ideally prefer to take the easy route.

I guess this might not happen here because chess is still feeling its way in the online world and there are no easy answers to the disconnection problem, and FIDE feel that they can play it down without it being seen as a clear challenge to their authority. But will tighten regulations for future events so any repeat will not be tolerated.
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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:57 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:46 pm
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:46 pm
Withdrawing in protest from a knockout is not particularly problematic as these things go; the only participant it harms is you yourself. It's different doing it in an all-play-all or a Swiss, where your action can have knock-on disruptive effects.
That’s a fair point.
4NCL Online teams, take note

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:00 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Russia win their first match 3.5-2.5 against the USA although it was looking like 3-3 with Shankland two pawns up in an ending against Dubov.
Looking at it from the other side, it would have been an impressive comeback from the USA to grab the draw if they had won that game in addition to salvaging the draw in Episenko v Xiong.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:42 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:00 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Russia win their first match 3.5-2.5 against the USA although it was looking like 3-3 with Shankland two pawns up in an ending against Dubov.
Looking at it from the other side, it would have been an impressive comeback from the USA to grab the draw if they had won that game in addition to salvaging the draw in Episenko v Xiong.
I'll take your word for it as I had at least one eye on the Community Shield :wink:

Russia through to the final after a 3-3 draw.

Arsenal win 5-4 on penalties :D

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:57 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:42 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:00 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Russia win their first match 3.5-2.5 against the USA although it was looking like 3-3 with Shankland two pawns up in an ending against Dubov.
Looking at it from the other side, it would have been an impressive comeback from the USA to grab the draw if they had won that game in addition to salvaging the draw in Episenko v Xiong.
I'll take your word for it as I had at least one eye on the Community Shield :wink:

Russia through to the final after a 3-3 draw.

Arsenal win 5-4 on penalties :D
We often win that! But I can't remember the last time Liverpool lost any match on penalties ....

Edit, apparently they lost the same trophy on penalties last year. Well, before that, then...

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:40 pm

The previous shootout 2016 v City in the League Cup Final

They've lost 3 of the last 5

They did win 7 in a row once
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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Nick Grey » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:15 pm

I enjoyed the women's Community Shield. I enjoyed the women's Chess too.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:28 pm

From FIDE on Twitter:

"India v Russia

Start at 11:00 UTC (14:00 in Moscow, 16:30 in New Delhi)

Live on http://chess.com/tv and http://youtube.com/fidechannel"

That is 1200 BST, of course.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:32 pm

Some of the Polish team have also been playing in their over the board team event (started on Tuesday) on the same day as the Olympiad. Those playing in both events include Wojtaszek & Socko who have played in all four rounds including rounds 2-4 on the days of the preliminery, quarter and semi final of the Olympiad!

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