Thursday, September 16, 2010
World Chess Olympiad 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk Siberia, RUSSIA
Three days to go and the somewhat troublesome Olympiad begins. Good luck to both teams. I have donated a small amount to the olympiad fund but I figure if we all make a small effort it can only help.
The New Zealand Open team is ranked 90th out of 157 teams with an average rating of 2272. Ahead of Papau New Guinea (114th) but behind Australia (50th). The top 3 teams are Russia, Ukrine and China.
The Women's team is ranked 72 out of 118 with an average rating of 1952* (see http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Olympiad2010/olympiad2010.html for more details). The 3 top teams are Russia China Ukraine.
Official site http://www.ugra-chess.com/
Result's and information http://chess-results.com/tnr36795.aspx?art=0&lan=1&turdet=YES&flag=30&m=-1&wi=1000