Chess South Africa is one of 163 countries currently participating in the FIDE Online Olympiad 2020. The country is behind the team and is confident that it will get good results. Learn more about the team here.
The Online Olympiad is a national teams event in which all federations affiliated to FIDE have the right to participate.
Each team will consist of six players, in a mixed format with a minimum of three female players and two junior players.
Specifically, each team must include:
- at least 1 player U-20 (born in 2000 or later)
- at least 2 women
- at least 1 girl U-20 (born in 2000 or later)
The teams may have up to six reserves, plus a team captain.
The time control for this event will be 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment per move.
The event will consist of two main stages: the “Divisions stage”, and the Play-offs stage, from Round of 16 to the final.
Since the Online Olympiad is a mixed event, for pairing purposes the ranking will be established in accordance with the final standings of the last “Gaprindashvili Cup”, which combines the results in the open and women’s sections at the Batumi Chess Olympiad 2018.