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    Captains have extensive formal roles in the Olympiad (see https://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/c...egulations.pdf) However the ones that are most important during the game (making decisions about draw offers etc) can be delegated to a deputy (who would presumably be a GM coach).

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    A couple of things I picked up on the official web site that may be of interest:

    Team lists are due on 30 July - it was supposed to be today but was extended due to chess administrators being a disorganised rabble (that's not quite the words they used but the meaning is clear).

    Play starts at 3pm Batumi time (11am for the last round); add 6 hours for Aust Eastern time. Daylight saving should not affect this as it starts here a couple of days after the event, and Georgia apparently doesn't have it.

    Also the Australian team is rated very slightly higher than last time so will have a similar first round pairing and path through the early rounds (assuming the same pairing system). That's for the Open, the Women will be higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    If team captain tells you to play solid, you play solid .
    Well he lost 2 games to 2600, including one with white, so how solid is that?
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    On the MCC Twitter (@MelbourneChess) ...

    https://twitter.com/MelbourneChess/s...41031160139776

    MCC is pleased to confirm it has donated $1000 to the ACF's Olympiad Appeal for Australia to attend the 2018 Chess Olympiad.

    The donation recognises the team's hard work and dedication to chess. Good luck in Batumi, Georgia!

    Donations can be made at http://acfappeal.aunz.org .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Ly View Post
    https://twitter.com/MelbourneChess/s...41031160139776

    MCC is pleased to confirm it has donated $1000 to the ACF's Olympiad Appeal for Australia to attend the 2018 Chess Olympiad.

    The donation recognises the team's hard work and dedication to chess. Good luck in Batumi, Georgia!

    Donations can be made at http://acfappeal.aunz.org .
    Thankyou MCC. Very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    Michael,

    You have to remember, Russia takes and pays for a coach for each team which in Batumi a single room will cost them around 2000 Euro's per room, in total 4000 Euro's. Being a captain, you just have to be licensed, thats all.

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    Did not stop Russians from naming well known coach and GM Rublevsky captain of women's team
    Btw, thinking that Australian players have toAn pay from their own pocket to play for the country as well as arrange time off work...sigh. And wondering if our captains have to pay ...to be captains as opposed to being paid...hope not.
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    Not sure if this has been mentioned previously, but according to the Welsh Chess Union, which you may know better as Undeb Gwyddbwyll Cymru, the Welsh women's team will be captained by Leonid Sandler.

    http://www.welshchessunion.uk/intern...d-october-6th/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout View Post
    Not sure if this has been mentioned previously, but according to the Welsh Chess Union, which you may know better as Undeb Gwyddbwyll Cymru, the Welsh women's team will be captained by Leonid Sandler.

    http://www.welshchessunion.uk/intern...d-october-6th/
    This is great! It is fantastic to see Australian coaches/training getting international recognition!
    P.S. NZ also tends to be getting some international coaches
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    Shaun Press will be playing for PNG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Shaun Press will be playing for PNG.
    Also Caruana is playing, and Short isn't.

    The official website still gives the team lists as "coming soon".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout View Post
    Also Caruana is playing, and Short isn't.

    The official website still gives the team lists as "coming soon".
    The teams are now listed on Chess Results. Australia is ranked 41st in the Open Olympiad and 31st in the Women's Olympiad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Rogers View Post
    The teams are now listed on Chess Results. Australia is ranked 41st in the Open Olympiad and 31st in the Women's Olympiad.
    Here is the links for the Olympiad.

    Open Teams link: http://chess-results.com/tnr368908.aspx?lan=1

    Women Teams link: http://chess-results.com/tnr368909.aspx?lan=1&art=0

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    Not used to us being ranked so high, especially in the Women's!

    It seems that chess-results are just listing teams in alphabetical order not in board order. (Not sure if the latter has been set yet.)

    Russia are not top seed; perhaps this time they will actually win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    Here is the links for the Olympiad.

    Open Teams link: http://chess-results.com/tnr368908.aspx?lan=1

    Women Teams link: http://chess-results.com/tnr368909.aspx?lan=1&art=0

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    Not sure if it's just that my eyesight is going, but I can't see the home team in the lists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost View Post
    Here is the links for the Olympiad.

    Open Teams link: http://chess-results.com/tnr368908.aspx?lan=1

    Women Teams link: http://chess-results.com/tnr368909.aspx?lan=1&art=0

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    Don't they have to play boards in rating order? MVL is first reserve for France although he is much higher rated than any of the others, and Vishy is board 2 for India although the 15th World Champ is still the highest rated. At lerast Aronian is still top board for Armenia, and putting Anton on our board 4.

    Edit 1: never mind, the lists are alphabetical for some reason.

    Edit 2: Ian Rout beat me to that.
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