Saturday, September 8, 2012
2012 Chess Olympiad
New Zealands best and brightest chess players are representing their country at the 2012 Chess Olympiad in Turkey. The 11th and last round of the event is tonight 8pm NZ time.The Open team is currently in 99th spot coming into the last round 8 places off it's starting rank but will be looking to win it's match against a similar strength team from Zimbabwe. The Gold medal will come from either Russia, Armenia, or China who are currently first equal at the top of the table. The women's section has Russia and China leading while the kiwi's are sitting in 74th spot not far from their starting rank, they play Paraguay in the last round.
On another note I am wondering if the Haka would be an acceptable pre match ritual at the olympiad?
Update goto chessbase for the tricky tiebreak situation's