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  1. Standard member blunderdog
    R.I.P. mikelom
    26 Aug '16 18:38
    The United States team is seeded second behind Russia and boasts three world top ten players in Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, and Wesley So. Also Sam Shankland and Ray Robson.

    Can't wait!
  2. 27 Aug '16 12:43
    Yes. The proper Olympics. Not a bunch of junkies running around in their underwear.

    Russia are fielding Kramnik, Karjakin, Grischuk, Tomashevsky and Nepomniachtchi

    Scotland:: Greet, Shaw, McNab, Gorlay and Berry (team captain is Andrew Burnett)


    England: Charlton (R) , Moore, Stiles, Banks and Hurst.

    Go to here:

    http://www1.bakuchessolympiad.com/content/53

    Click on the flag and you get the teams.
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    28 Aug '16 04:00 / 2 edits
    My friend Jim McTigue (ocean64 on the site here) is playing for the US Virgin Islands team.

    He last played for them back in 1990 at Novi Said, and he is worried (like all of us) that Father Time has been a double-edged chess coach!

    We are both regulars at the Clermont Chess Club in Clermont, Florida. Ray Robson also visited our club a few times when he was younger (and MUCH smaller), so we have a couple chips in the game.

    As a side note, we have a new member named Theo Slade who has recently joined us from Cornwall- I think he writes a column for the BCM.
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    28 Aug '16 04:07
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Yes. The proper Olympics. Not a bunch of junkies running around in their underwear.

    Russia are fielding Kramnik, Karjakin, Grischuk, Tomashevsky and Nepomniachtchi

    Scotland:: Greet, Shaw, McNab, Gorlay and Berry (team captain is Andrew Burnett)


    England: Charlton (R) , Moore, Stiles, Banks and Hurst.

    Go to here:

    http://www1.bakuchessolympiad.com/content/53

    Click on the flag and you get the teams.
    I have to say that I have a soft spot for the Scottish team, in part because several of them have written books which I enjoyed very much.
  5. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    28 Aug '16 06:48
    It's too bad that the Armenian players don't feel sufficiently safe to attend. It's a big loss not to have them compete.
  6. 28 Aug '16 13:20
    It seems that Serbian men won' participate?! Perhaps due financial difficulties.
    Women, however, are in the midst of their preparations--->>>
    http://www.serbiachess.net/2016/pripreme_olimpijada2016/pripreme_olimpijada_2016.htm
    They swim, play ping-pong, blitz games and attend lectures in front of ancient magnetic chess board like in 1980's, no computers no data bases...
    Retro preparations!
  7. 29 Aug '16 16:35
    Could India or China pull it off?
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Aug '16 16:43
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Yes. The proper Olympics. Not a bunch of junkies running around in their underwear.

    Russia are fielding Kramnik, Karjakin, Grischuk, Tomashevsky and Nepomniachtchi

    Scotland:: Greet, Shaw, McNab, Gorlay and Berry (team captain is Andrew Burnett)


    England: Charlton (R) , Moore, Stiles, Banks and Hurst.

    Go to here:

    http://www1.bakuchessolympiad.com/content/53

    Click on the flag and you get the teams.
    So why can't chess players compete in THEIR underwear? Maybe be seen doing warm up exercises? 'Ah, there is Kosteniuk doing her warm up now, quite a sight, she favors sprinting followed by yoga exercises' Anderson 360 going to another player now.
  9. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    03 Sep '16 10:34
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