Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities: Schedule & Results

Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities: Schedule & Results

UPDATE 29-11-2020

On the first day of the semifinals at FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities Russia 1 tied with Poland 3 (2-2) whereas Poland 1 steamrolled Ukraine 3 (3½-½).

Russia 1 came very close to the match victory after taking the lead, but IM Andrei Obodchuk mishandled a drawn endgame and allowed his opponent Pawel Piekielny to score a full point and even the score.

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IM Igor Yarmonov held GM Marcin Tazbir to a draw but was the only good thing that happened with Ukraine 3 in the first duel with Poland 1.  The latter swept through on second, third, and third boards to clinch the match.

The second semifinal matches are scheduled for November 30th.

First semifinal matches:

Russia 1 2-2 Poland 3
Poland 1 3½-½ Ukraine 3


UPDATE 27-11-2020

Russia 1, Ukraine 3, Poland 1, and Poland 3 progressed to the semifinals of the FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities. The final standings and the semifinal pairs have been finalized after the anti-cheating commission report was published.

In the final round of the preliminary stage the leader, Russia 1 pummeled Philippines 1 (3-1), Ukraine pulled out a tough victory over Germany (2½-1½), whereas Poland 3 whitewashed  Ukraine 1.

Five teams scored 10 points each and tied for fourth place with Poland 3 advancing to the next stage thank to better tiebreaks (game-points).

In the decisive match of two Polish teams, Poland 1 prevailed over Poland 2 and sealed a spot in the semifinals.

 

 

Standings after Round 7:

1. Russia 1 – 13
2. Ukraine 3 – 12
3. Poland 1 – 11
4. Poland 3 – 10
5. Philippines 1 – 10
6. Poland 2 – 10
7. Germany – 10
8. Russia 2 – 10
9. Croatia – 10
10. Israel – 9

In the semifinals, scheduled for November 29, Russia 1 takes on Poland 3, whereas Poland 1 faces off Ukraine 3


UPDATE 26-11-2020

In Round 6 Russia 1 conceded its first point after drawing the match with Poland 2. The opponents exchanged blows on boards 3 and 4 whereas two games on the top boards were drawn. Germany bounced back after yesterday’s defeat and toppled Croatia (3-1).

Team Philippines won its second match in a row, this time against a strong and balanced Ukraine 1, while Ukraine 3 prevailed over Ecuador.

 With just one round to go in the qualifying stage, Russia 1 is still in the lead with 11 points.  Poland 2, Germany, Philippines, and Ukraine 3 are hard on the leader’s heels, trailing by just one point.

 

The live stream featured FIDE Vice President Nigel Short, who shared his views on the increased popularity of chess all around the world and gave his insights into some key games of the round.

“Although I consider it a disastrous year, many good things have come out of it. There has been this massive explosion of interest in chess with so many people playing online. That has been tremendously good for the game. The trick is, of course, to sustain this.”

Standings after Round 6:

1. Russia 1 – 11
2. Poland 2 – 10
3. Germany – 10
4. Philippines 1 – 10
5. Ukraine 3 – 10
6. Poland 1 – 9
7. Russia 2 – 9
8. India 1 – 9
9. Israel – 8
10. Poland 3 – 8
11. Kyrgyzstan – 8
12. Hungary – 8
13. Ukraine 1 – 8
14. Croatia – 8
15. India 2 – 7


UPDATE 25-11-2020

In the clash of leaders, Russia 1 defeated Germany and moved to the top of the standings with a perfect score of 10 match-points after 5 rounds. Poland 2 clobbered India 3½-½ and now is just one point behind the leader.

Philippines 1 convincingly outplayed higher-rated Poland 1 3-1 and shares the third position with Germany, Israel, Ukraine 1, Ukraine 3, and Croatia.

There are two more rounds to go in the Swiss section of the event. The four best teams will qualify for the knockout stage.

Standings after Round 5: 

1. Russia 1 – 10
2. Poland 2 – 9
3. Germany – 8
4. Philippines 1 – 8
5. Israel – 8
6. Ukraine 1 – 8
7. Ukraine 3 – 8
8. Croatia – 8
9. Poland 1 – 7
10. Russia 2 – 7
11. Ecuador – 7
12. Romania 1 – 7
13. Chile – 7
14. India 1 – 7
15. Vietnam – 6


UPDATE 24-11-2020

Russia 1 and Germany are the two leaders of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities. Russia 1 and Germany steamrolled Croatia (4-0) and Ukraine (3½-½) respectively and have 8 points each. They won all four matches and will face off tomorrow.

FM Stanislav Babarykin and IM Andrei Obodchuk, first and second boards of the Russian squad, both scored 4 out of 4 so far. The third board of the German team, FM Michael Becker has shown the best result in his team so far with 3 out of 3.

The ex-leader Poland 1 lost its first team-point after drawing the match with India 1, whereas Israel and  Philippines 1 also split points 2-2. Poland 1, India 1, and Poland 2 that beat Ukraine 2 (3½-½)  are trailing the leaders by one point.

Standings after Round 4:

1. Russia 1 – 8
2. Germany – 8
3. Poland 1 – 7
4. Poland 2 – 7
5. India 1 – 7
6. Israel – 6
7. Philippines 1 – 6
8. Russia 3 – 6
9. Vietnam – 6
10. Poland 3 – 6
11. Hungary – 6
12. Ukraine 3 – 6
13. Ukraine 1 – 6
14. Croatia – 6
15. India 3 – 5


UPDATE 23-11-2020

Poland 1, with GM Marcin Tazbir on the first board, stays on top of the standings at the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities.

After winning the first two matches with a perfect score, in Round 3 Poland conceded just a half-point to Ukraine 2, convincingly beating the opponents 3.5-0.5. In addition to Poland 1, five teams have won all three matches so far: Russia 1, Germany, Ukraine 1, Croatia, and India 1. These six squads are tied for first place after three rounds of play.

In Round 3’s action, Venezuela’s bad luck continued, while India-4’s dark horse continues to move up in the pack. Team Venezuela only managed to pull a single point against heavy-underdog, Columbia-2. Boards one and four blundered their games to opposition approximately 300-points lower-rated, respectively. India-4’s leader, by contrast, outperformed his rating significantly, as K. Marimuthru defeated Adriano Barata (2144) – an even bigger win than his first-round upset, by 19-points. Since Marimuthru drew Taras Ovcharov (2007) in the second round, he is arguably having the strongest tournament of any player, to this point, playing more than 400 points performance above his actual rating.

 

 

 

 

Thomas Luther, the Chairman of FIDE DIS Commission joined the live stream and made brief comments on the most important games.  

Full Round 3 results:

Poland 1 3½:½ Ukraine 2
Poland 2 2:2 Israel
Turkey 1 0:4 Russia 1
Poland 3 1½:2½ Germany
Croatia 2½:1½ Russia 3
Vietnam 1½:2½ India 1
Ukraine 1 2½:1½ Hungary
Philippines 1 3 :1 Russia 2
Kyrgyzstan 3½:½ Kazakhstan
Philippines 2 2:2 India 3
Turkey 2 0:4 Colombia 1
Cuba 4:0 France
Argentina 1:3 Ecuador
Romania 1 2½:1½ Turkey 3
Venezuela 1:3 Colombia 2
Panama 2:2 Spain
India 2 2:2 North Macedonia
Georgia 1:3 Belarus
Azerbaijan 1:3 Chile
India 4 2:2 Brazil
Ukraine 3 3:1 Bangladesh
Canada 3½:½ Mali
USA 2½:1½ Romania 2
Uganda 1:3 Armenia
Malaysia 1 4:0 Nicaragua
Malaysia 2 4:0 Kenya
Zimbabwe 2:2 Mongolia
El Salvador 0:4 Turkey 4
Libya 1:3 Costa Rica


UPDATE 22-11-2020

Poland 1 remains the only team to win both matches with a perfect score of 4-0. In Round 2 the squad headed by Marcin Tazbir whitewashed Chile. Israel, Russia 1, Ukraine 2, Germany, Russia 3, Turkey 1, Poland 2, Vietnam, Ukraine 1, Poland 3, Hungary 1, and Croatia also convincingly won their matches and now share the first position with Poland 1 that has the best tiebreaks (game-points).

 

James Infiesto, the head coach of team Philippines joined the live stream and offered his insights into some games.

Full Round 2 results:

Сhile 0:4 Poland 1
Germany 3:1 Romania 1
Ukraine 2 3:1 India 4
France 1:3 Poland 2
Israel 4:0  Spain
Colombia 1 1:3 Ukraine 1
Russia 1 4:0 Philippines 2
Russia 3 3:1 Ukraine 3
North Macedonia 1:3 Turkey 1
Hungary2 2½:1½ Cuba
India 1 2½:1½ Argentina
Belarus 1:3 Poland 3
Brazil 1:3 Croatia
Romania 2 0:4 Vietnam
USA 0:4 Philippines 1
Canada 1:3 Russia 2
Venezuela 4:0 Mali
Kazakhstan 4:0 Zimbabwe
Colombia 2 2½:1½ Malaysia 2
Panama 3:0 Uganda
India 3 4:0 El Salvador
Armenia 1½:2½ Georgia
Costa Rica 0:4 Kyrgyzstan
Mongolia 1:3 Azerbaijan
Nicaragua 1:3 Turkey 3
Ecuador 4:0 Libya
Turkey 4 0:4 India 2
Bangladesh 2½:1½ Malaysia 1
Kenya 1:3 Turkey 2
Turkmenistan – not paired
Zambia – not paired


UPDATE 21-11-2020

11 teams started FIDE Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities with a perfect 4-0 victory in the first round: Poland 1, Poland 2, Germany, Ukraine 2, Romania 1, Spain, Colombia 1, Philippines 2, Russia 3, Turkey 1, and France. 

The broadcast of the first day featured guests GM Aryan Tari and Thomas Luther, Chairman of the FIDE Commission for the Disabled. “Roughly 1 out of 7 people worldwide has a disability. For these people, chess is a perfect sport, because it is less physical but still competitive,” he said.

 

The big story of Round 1 was the massive upset of Class A-level Team Venezuela by relative novice-squad, India (Team 4). On Board 1, expert Harlen Jose Otero Munelo (2125) was unable to convert a one-pawn advantage in his deadlocked endgame of light-squared bishops and seven pawns, flagging against K. Marimuthu (1588), failing to convert a huge point for Team Venezuela. Statistically (and athletically, too), Board 2 was an even more dramatic upset when Reddy Garugu Krishna (1475) crushed Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo (2112), delivering checkmate on move 90 against a player rated approximately 640 points higher. On Board 4, Sanjay Kavelkar (1730) cemented the extraordinary round for India-4 by defeating Vanessa Zacarias Descarrega (1828).

Full first-round results:

Poland 1 4:0 Bangladesh
Turkmenistan 0:4 Germany
Philippines 2:2 Canada
India 2 ½:3½ Israel
Cuba 2½:1½ Colombia
Kyrgyzstan 1:3 Russia 1
Ukraine 1 3:1 Armenia
Azerbaijan 1:3 India 1
Russia 2 2:2 USA
Turkey 3 1:3 North Macedonia
Croatia 2½:1½ Panama
Turkey 2 0:4 Ukraine 2
Ukraine 3 2½:1½ India 3
India 4 3:1 Venezuela
Poland 3 3:1 Ecuador
Vietnam 2½:1½ Kazakhstan
Poland 2 4:0 Turkey 4
Zimbabwe 1:3 Chile
Romania 1 4:0 Zambia
Malaysia 1 ½:3½ Hungary
Spain 4:0 Costa Rica
Malaysia 2 0:4 Colombia 1
Philippines 2 4:0 Mongolia
Georgia 1½:2½ Brazil
Argentina 3:1 Nicaragua
Uganda 0:4 Russia 3
Turkey 1 4:0 Kenya
Salvador 1:3 Belarus
France 4:0 Libya
Mali 2:2 Romania 2


61 teams from 45 different countries are taking part in the first Online Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities, organized by the International Chess Federation (FIDE). The event runs from November 20 to December 3, a day recognized by the United Nations as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

 

 

The event consists of two stages. The first one is a 7-round Swiss tournament, from which the best 4 teams qualify to play a double-round semifinal (November 29-30). The two best teams advance to the finals, while the two others will compete for the third prize.

The time control in all stages is 25 minutes + 10 seconds.

Schedule:

November 20 CET 15:00 Opening Ceremony
November 21 CET 15:00 Round 1
November 22 CET 15:00 Round 2
November 23 CET 15:00 Round 3
November 24 CET 15:00 Round 4
November 25 CET 15:00 Round 5
November 26 CET 15:00                    Round 6
November 27 CET 15:00 Round 7
November 28 REST DAY
November 29 CET 15:00 Round 1 Semi-final
November 30 CET 15:00 Round 2 Semi-final
November 30 Tie-Break (if necessary)
December 1 CET 15:00 Round 1 Final and for 3 places
December 2 CET 15:00 Round 2 Final and for 3 places
December 2 Tie-Break (if necessary)
December 3 CET 15:00 Closing Ceremony

 

Official website: www.dis.fide.com

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