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  1. 21 Dec '08 20:08
    I'm sorting through some of the websites that deal with world championship level chess. I see references to "Olympiads" like the one in Dresden, Germany recently in November.

    Here are my questions for any informed person to answer:
    1) Are Olympiads once every four years - like the OlymPICS?
    2) Are Olympiads where the next challenger to the world champion is determined? Is it where the title is defended? Both?
    3) How often is the title defended? I once saw a special on tv about Fischer that indicated there was a set 3 year rotation, but now my understanding is that it's done irregularly - every 2 or 3 years depending on various factors.
  2. Standard member Redmike
    Godless Commie
    21 Dec '08 22:23
    Originally posted by CamelClutch
    I'm sorting through some of the websites that deal with world championship level chess. I see references to "Olympiads" like the one in Dresden, Germany recently in November.

    Here are my questions for any informed person to answer:
    1) Are Olympiads once every four years - like the OlymPICS?
    2) Are Olympiads where the next challenger to the world cha ...[text shortened]... derstanding is that it's done irregularly - every 2 or 3 years depending on various factors.
    The olympiads are team events. They've no connection at all with the world championships.
  3. 21 Dec '08 22:41
    Originally posted by Redmike
    The olympiads are team events. They've no connection at all with the world championships.
    the teams are countries, and the event happens every 2 years.
  4. Standard member randolph
    the walrus
    22 Dec '08 00:50
    the title is defended whenever Kirsan Ilyumzhinov thinks it should be
  5. 22 Dec '08 03:11
    henrique mecking is playing in corus.
    a blast from the past.
  6. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    22 Dec '08 14:38
    Originally posted by tonytiger41
    henrique mecking is playing in corus.
    a blast from the past.
    He used to play quite a bit on ICC, maybe still does. Spent his time beating up the young pups like Nigal Short ect.
  7. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    22 Dec '08 14:48
    Originally posted by randolph
    the title is defended whenever Kirsan Ilyumzhinov thinks it should be
    So true.