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Why does India get three teams for Open and Women's sections in the 2022 Chess Olympiad?

Normally the host nation is entitled to a second team. Following the absence of Russia and Belarus due to FIDE ban, China due to pandemic lockdowns, and last-minute Pakistan pullout due to political ...
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Is acceptable to consult with your team during a match break?

I haven't seen the series, but this was a quite common practice known as adjournment. It is indeed legal to ask for outside help, in the form of teammates and even computer programs during adjournment....
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Board order in chess olympiads

Well, in short, nothing. This (a tactical lineup) is actually quite common in team matches. There are basically two problems, the second of which is not a problem in the Olympiad because of the fixed ...
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Preparing for an OTB tournament: I must do well!

First, from a pure chess standpoint, you are probably as close to prepared as you will be since there is only so much you can learn between now and Friday. The most important things will be to get a ...
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What do we know about the statistics of 1-vs-team chess games, like Kasparov vs The World?

Carlsen had a similar match (https://www.chess.com/news/view/raw-chess-challenge-all-the-info) and there may be well more, but while the questions you ask are very interesting, even if there were ...
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Ideas for giving chess lessons at school for differing levels of playing strength?

You could record your lessons for class consumption. This would be useful for students who miss lessons. Please make sure if it's legal to record group lessons in your school though.
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Punishing player for indicating moves to other team players

In a low contest regional type tournament, I'm assuming you don't have to abide by FIDE or USCF rules. Given this, I would suggest the following: Warn them the first time you see this happening. Say ...
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Team championship pairings

A lot of questions with many different answers depending on the type of competition. Leagues can be either Swiss or round robin. I suspect most leagues are round robins but by no means all are. ...
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Is a team of GMs stronger than a single super-GM?

I think a team of GMs are not significantly stronger than a single GM. My reasoning is: Thinking is fast while communicating is slow and error-prone. It takes dramatically more time to explain an ...
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Is a team of GMs stronger than a single super-GM?

copying from question post. Q: Could a team of us [British GMs] beat Magnus? A: We stand a much better chance. I mean just in terms of spotting tactics or spotting ideas. But somebody would need to ...
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Preparing for an OTB tournament: I must do well!

You have stage fright. Experienced actors will tell you that you should have stage fright. Something is missing in you if you don't. They will tell you that this is what gets you excited and lifts you ...
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Tiebreaks in the Baku Chess Olympiad

The tie-break rules are listed on the FIDE website, D.II.02 paragraph G.14: The position of teams that finish with the same number of match points shall be determined by application of the ...
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Cheating with team order

The expected score for a player with a rating advantage of e is (1+10^(e/400))(^-1) The expected score over seven boards is seven times this, and for the trick to work (ie not to lose) this must be at ...
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Is a team of GMs stronger than a single super-GM?

There was a public exhibition with a very similar scenario to what you describe. It was called "Carlsen vs The World" and took place in 2010. The world was represented by internet viewers, who could ...
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Is a team of GMs stronger than a single super-GM?

There are no studies I know of on the topic of X GMs vs 1 GM, so I'll answer based off my own reasoning. First, let's assume the chance of a GM making a mistake on any move is 10% (when playing ...
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Team championship pairings

My answer is based on my experience with the Dutch competition, both for chess and (where relevant) other sports. Is it deterministic once team gets its starting number? If for example two teams ...
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Punishing player for indicating moves to other team players

This is, quite obviously, cheating. I'm going to assume that the teammate isn't asking for help, and the guy is just blurting it out. (Otherwise a forfeit would be a given.) But even if the teammate ...
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Ideas for giving chess lessons at school for differing levels of playing strength?

I decided that I would break the class into two groups. I will teach the real beginners during the first half of the club's time, and the slightly more advanced players during the second half of the ...
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Ideas for giving chess lessons at school for differing levels of playing strength?

Relate the moves for chess to the strategy of the sport they play as I am sure a really good analogy can be found like setting picks for basketball or football has endless comparisons for forks ...
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Ideas for giving chess lessons at school for differing levels of playing strength?

Chess website at school summarizing lessons along with other school related chess info. Point to chess websites for more that they can use especially if they missed. Advanced kids play while ...
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Punishing player for indicating moves to other team players

Assuming that the player in the ongoing game did nothing wrong (did not speak to team members about the game) and a spectator team mate just shouts a move, there is unfortunately not much you can do ...
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Is it possible to play all games with white pieces in a team tournament?

Is this fair and allowed in tournaments by FIDE? The first thing to note is that FIDE only directly sets these kind of rules for tournaments which are directly controlled by FIDE like the Olympiads ...
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Preparing for an OTB tournament: I must do well!

I can only give one piece of advice that I think is too important not to stress: Demanding too much from yourself never ends well! While it is good to be ambitious and setting goals for oneself, ...
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Ideas for giving chess lessons at school for differing levels of playing strength?

Divide into groups I totally back up PhishMaster's idea of breaking the class into a few groups based on strength. I have use 3 groups (complete beginner, average and above-average); this should work ...
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What is the standard way to calculate scores in team tournaments?

If I understand the question correctly, you would have to do a swiss style pairing and play by teams. The way our high school leagues organize the chess meets and tournaments is by high school with ...
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What is the standard way to calculate scores in team tournaments?

I think the standard way to treat a team tournament is like a normal tournament, only with teams instead of players. So there is swiss system pairing if there are too many teams for a round robin. A ...
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Team League North America

Yes there is a chess league in the US, but it does not have the sponsorship you see in Europe. Check the USCF website, and this more specific site http://uschessleague.com/
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Four player chess (team): is there some opening theory written somewhere?

I doubt there is any existing theory for four player chess, because it is not widely played or analyzed. I'm not sure if there even exists any serious investigation of the overall strategy or tactics ...
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What is the proper etiquette in Team Chess Championships?

Late to the party for this question, but there is one more aspect of team chess that is very important that may, or may not, be considered etiquette; but it is definitely a firm guideline for team ...
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Team Tournament Rating Strategy

Let's pick a random tournament I found individual board results for - the 2017 US Amateur Team West. The maximum average rating for this tournament was 2200, rather than 2000, but it should still be ...
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