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Questions tagged [team]

Questions about playing chess as a team.

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What is the standard way to calculate scores in team tournaments?

I found this PDF document on FIDE rules for the Chess Olympiad, which is a team tournament, but the scoring rules were mentioning too briefly (an annex D was mentioned but I couldn't find that). So ...
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Team League North America

In Europe, each country organizes a team league, which are known highly competitive like Bundesliga in Germany or Top 12 in France as an example. Is there similar competition in North America (Canada,...
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Team championship pairings

Is there some fixed rule how teams for leagues are paired? Is it deterministic once team gets its starting number? If for example two teams must play in early rounds (e.g. A, B from same club), is it ...
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Four player chess (team): is there some opening theory written somewhere?

I am an active player on four player team chess on chess.com (my Elo is currently 2095). I am planning to write something about theory of opening of this chess variant. Question is, do you know if ...
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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 ...
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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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Can a player play on more than one team in the USATE?

Can a Chess Player play on more than one team either as a regular player or as an "alternate" in the USATE 2016?
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What is the power of team captain in team tournaments?

To what extent is the power of team captain in team tournaments (like Olympiad)? Can the team captain decide which board he wants to offer draw even though the position is winning without the consent ...
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What is the proper etiquette in Team Chess Championships?

In Team Chess Championships, what is the proper etiquette for being a player? This question is mainly focused on: Can I see my teammates’ games during the match? (I suspect I can.) If I win quickly, ...
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What are the benefits of becoming a chess (player, team or tournament) sponsor?

It is probably well known that Magnus Carlsen is sponsored by Arctic Securities. An example of a tournament sponsorship is the Annual Rilton Cup sponsored by the Rilton Foundation. What are the ...
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Team Tournament Rating Strategy

In high school I played on a chess team, but that was fairly straightforward because there were no rating restrictions for teams. Every team just grabbed the 5 strongest players and then ordered them ...