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September 23 - October 6
World Chess Olympiad 2018
Batumi
World Chess Olympiad 2018  

The 43rd World Chess Olympiad is taking place in Batumi, Georgia, from September 23 till October 6, 2018. 

Both open and women's tournaments are 11-round Swiss events. Each team consists of four main players and one reserve. 

The winners are determined according to the match points. The position of teams that finish with the same number of match points shall be determined by application of the following tie-breaking procedures in sequence, proceeding from (a) to (b) to (c) to the extent required: 1) Sonneborn-Berger, 2) by the number of the game points scored, 3) by the sum of the match points of all the teams opponents, excluding the lowest one.

Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves and 30 minutes until the end of the game, with 30 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1.

Russian national men's team: Vladimir Kramnik (2779), Ian Nepomniachtchi (2768), Sergey Karjakin (2760), Dmitry Jakovenko (2747), Nikita Vitiugov (2726), head coach is Andrey Filatov.

Russian national women's team: Alexandra Kosteniuk (2559), Valentina Gunina (2528), Aleksandra Goryachkina (2535), Natalija Pogonina (2469), Olga Girya (2462), head coach is Sergei Rublevsky.

Playing days: September 24-28 and 30 - October 5. Free day: September 29.

The games start at 2 p.m. (Moscow time). The final round begins at 10 a.m. (Moscow time). 

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