Dresden Olympiad Coverage

Dresden Olympiad Coverage

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Nov 12, 2008, 11:51 AM |
17 | Chess Event Coverage

Wherever you are from, it's very likely that among the 150+ chess teams descending on Dresden now, there is one representing YOUR country at the 2008 Olympiad.

The official site promises a dedicated TV channel and full details of the results during the event should be available at the chess-results server, from which the lists of the top 30 teams in the Open and Women's events given below are gathered.

The TV channel requires users to download software and give a valid email address to register.  At present it's showing a video montage of the city of Dresden, but hopefully it will have some chess content soon!

Of course, you can also get the results and up-to-date reports right here at Chess.com! Smile

The first round is at 3pm local time on Thursday 13th November and woe betide anyone who is even a minute late; a new rule in operation states that players must arrive promptly for their games or be defaulted.  Previously players could be up to 1 hour late.  I hope no-one parties too late after today's opening ceremony and sleeps late tomorrow!  Draw offers are also not permitted until move 30, so there should be fewer short draws.

The Top 30 Teams


Open Event


Women's Event
No. Team RtgAvg
No. Team RtgAvg
1 Russia 2756
1 Russia 2491
2 Ukraine 2729
2 Ukraine 2486
3 China 2714
3 China 2486
4 Azerbaijan 2709
4 Georgia 2476
5 Hungary 2692
5 France 2427
6 Bulgaria 2691
6 Armenia 2397
7 France 2690
7 USA 2396
8 Israel 2682
8 Hungary 2389
9 Armenia 2677
9 Poland 2386
10 USA 2673
10 Serbia 2386
11 Germany 2647
11 India 2379
12 Spain 2644
12 Germany 2379
13 India 2634
13 Bulgaria 2375
14 Romania 2631
14 Slovenia 2359
15 England 2629
15 Slovakia 2348
16 Cuba 2625
16 Romania 2348
17 Georgia 2618
17 Netherlands 2323
18 Czech Republic 2611
18 Czech Republic 2321
19 Norway 2611
19 Israel 2319
20 Netherlands 2609
20 Greece 2317
21 Poland 2609
21 Sweden 2317
22 Serbia 2604
22 Spain 2296
23 Belarus 2602
23 Lithuania 2294
24 Croatia 2588
24 Vietnam 2292
25 Slovakia 2587
25 Cuba 2289
26 Moldova 2585
26 Belarus 2278
27 Greece 2585
27 Latvia 2264
28 Slovenia 2583
28 Azerbaijan 2261
29 Bosnia & Herzegovina 2577
29 Argentina 2260
30 Sweden 2576
30 Croatia 2259
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