World Youth Olympiad starts in Turkey

World Youth Olympiad starts in Turkey

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 17, 2008, 7:02 AM |
0 | Chess Event Coverage

Before the Chess Olympiad in Dresden in November, there is an equivalent 'Youth' event taking place in Mersin, Turkey from 16-25 August.  The World Youth Chess Olympiad is a national team championship for players aged under 16 and the format is a 10-round Swiss, with teams of 4 players competing in each round.

Whilst the youth championship is nowhere near as big an occassion as the Olympiad itself, it should produce some interesting games. The Russian team have the highest average rating of 2374, but the top rated player is Wesley So from the Phillipines at 2577 Elo.

The official website is here.

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