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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    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.
    They can play in any order, but can't change it. However the lists on chess-results are alphabetical at this stage.

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    The teams are no longer shown in alphabetical order but it looks as though they are simply in rating order rather than board order (though it will often be the same or similar). Still no sign of Georgia's team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout View Post
    The teams are no longer shown in alphabetical order but it looks as though they are simply in rating order rather than board order (though it will often be the same or similar). Still no sign of Georgia's team.
    In any case, there is still a chance for the teams to change the board order I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    In any case, there is still a chance for the teams to change the board order I believe.
    I think that's true (though in practice most teams wouldn't be deciding at the last minute).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout View Post
    I think that's true (though in practice most teams wouldn't be deciding at the last minute).
    They probably decided already.. just did not update the team registration form . But yes, other than board order - further changes are unlikely.
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    Georgia has now been added, along with Georgias 2 and 3 (for some reason the top team is called Georgia 2), putting Australia down to 42.

    There is still an odd number so maybe to eliminate the bye they could make up a FIDE President's team with Short, Makro, Pein etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Good grief, takes all the fun out of the event. We didn't have this crap when I played in Olympiads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Good grief, takes all the fun out of the event. We didn't have this crap when I played in Olympiads.
    Unfortunately successful cheating would also take a lot of the fun out of the event. It's not a great spectator experience though - much harder than getting into an airport!

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    The lists on chess-results appear to have been updated a few days ago to September ratings, which will presumably be final. Australia's seeding is still 42.

    The Open is now up to 185 teams but usually there are a handful of no-shows.

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    Countdown

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    24 hours to start of 1st round.
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    What are the best three sites to watch live coverage on? Does it start about 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time tonight, Monday September24, 2018????

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    Quote Originally Posted by StokesyRedcliff View Post
    What are the best three sites to watch live coverage on? Does it start about 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time tonight, Monday September24, 2018????
    See Smerdon's recommendation at http://davidsmerdon.com/?p=2048

    AEST is 6 hours ahead of local game time of 3pm so I reckon you're on the money.

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