The FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship February 19-21, 2021

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Mick Norris
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The FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship February 19-21, 2021

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:02 am

Pete Doggers
he list of participating companies includes giants like Amazon, Samsung, Ford, Microsoft, Gazprom, Facebook, Siemens, Dell Technologies, Bosch, Airbus, IBM, Boeing, Sony, Intel, ArcelorMittal, Equinor, HP, Twitter, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Vodafone, Sberbank, American Express, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Oracle, Credit Suisse, and Airbnb.
Carlsen, Nepo & Giri playing, but interesting to see Joel Lautier playing too

Chess results team details
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Re: The FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship February 19-21, 2021

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:42 pm

Please also see FIDE's comments at https://www.fide.com/news/946.

Congratulations to Alex Holowczak on his latest appointment as Chief Arbiter of a major event. He is commended by FIDE at the link above.

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Re: The FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship February 19-21, 2021

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:26 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:02 am
Chess results team details
There's not very much British representation in the top half. Teams flagged as English or Scottish

57. Tata Consultancy Services Europe (RtgAvg:2035 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Vikhram Ravi
84. Kindred (RtgAvg:1860 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Jasper Tambini
contains Magnus Carlsen, Jasper and a couple of much lower rated players.
185. Ringcentral (RtgAvg:1433 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Ben Purton
188. M&G Investment Management (SCO) (RtgAvg:1420 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Michael Payne
198. Refinitiv (RtgAvg:1388 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Laura Sartenaer
199. Hazeltree (RtgAvg:1383 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Tibor Laczo
215. Vodafone Europe (RtgAvg:1334 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Hesham Azab
216. Airbus (UK) (RtgAvg:1333 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Praveen Rajendran
231. Vodafone UK (RtgAvg:1270 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Sarah Dudley
237. M&G Investment Management (ENG) (RtgAvg:1237 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Jc Le Saux
272. Engys (RtgAvg:1099 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: De Villiers, Eugene
282. Atmos (UK) (RtgAvg:1000 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Mario Fernandez
287. Bellrock (RtgAvg:990 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Steven Power

The days of strong Company based chess teams are long past. Fifty years ago, there could have been dozens.

Did the ECF give this event much publicity? Today was the first time it's been mentioned on this forum.

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Re: The FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship February 19-21, 2021

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:29 pm

Pete Doggers
Grenke Bank won the inaugural FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship on Sunday. The German team, led by GM Georg Meier, defeated top seed SBER (with GM Ian Nepomniachtchi on top board) in the final's second match
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