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Garvinator
04-05-2021, 07:33 AM
2021 FIDE World Champs Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi. Dubai Nov 24 - Dec 16

Garvinator
04-05-2021, 07:35 AM
Hopefully I have the poll correct this time.

Ian Rout
04-05-2021, 12:17 PM
Apparently Nepo will not be allowed to play under the Russian flag due to the doping sanctions:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/nepomniachtchi-russian-flag-wada-ban

I expect he will cope with that. Better to get it sorted now than after the match starts:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1107257/world-draughts-championships-russia-flag

Garvinator
04-05-2021, 08:54 PM
Apparently Nepo will not be allowed to play under the Russian flag due to the doping sanctions:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/nepomniachtchi-russian-flag-wada-ban

I expect he will cope with that. Better to get it sorted now than after the match starts:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1107257/world-draughts-championships-russia-flag

This has been common across all sports where Russian athletes have been competing in World Championships or Olympics. The athletes can still compete if they can prove they have been 'clean', but are not allowed to compete under the Russian flag. Instead they are represented by the International Neutral Flag for that sport.

Therefore, Nepo will compete under the Fide flag.

ER
04-05-2021, 10:37 PM
Hopefully I have the poll correct this time.

You did a fine job Garvo, thanks!

Garvinator
05-05-2021, 12:32 PM
You did a fine job Garvo, thanks!
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