Questions tagged [chess-olympiad]

For questions about the Chess Olympiads, which are tournaments for national teams (open and women) held once every two years.

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Why is coffee provided during big chess events when it contains a banned substance?

Why is coffee provided for free during big chess events like the Olympiad despite the fact that it contains caffeine, which is a banned substance according to the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA)?
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Board order in chess olympiads

What's stopping teams in chess olympiads from mixing up their board order to gain an advantage? All I could find was the rules (http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/chess_olympiad_regulations.pdf) that ...
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Why did GM Godena resign in this position?

Being an Italian, I am following my team at the Batumi Olympiad, and I was disappointed in seeing that GM Godena had just lost to a mere Candidate Master rated 500 ELO lower (Italy - Nepal). Then I ...
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Chess Olympiad statistics

I have watched some matches played in the chess Olympiad in Tromsø. The majority of the games I watched, one player played the English opening, and usually he won, I haven't seen any French opening ...
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Are the board positions of the 4 players of each country determined by Elo rating in chess olympiads?

Are the board positions of the 4 players of each country determined by Elo rating in chess olympiads? Or is this something arbitrarily decided by the countries? By board positions I mean, 1st seed/...
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Blind and Visually Impaired Chess Players

Answering this question, I was wondering how visually impaired or blind a player should be to participate at the IBCA Chess Olympiad for Blind and Visually Impaired Chess Players.
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Tiebreaks in the Baku Chess Olympiad

How are tiebreaks calculated in the Baku Chess Olympiad? For example, the US team took gold over Ukraine having scored 413.5 on tiebreaks vs 404.5. My gut instinct was to guess the Sonneborn-Berger ...