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    Is there a list of applicants available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bundys_bro View Post
    I would assume M.Ly might have given he was board 3 last time and played reasonably well. Form has clearly been at the forefront of the selectors minds so hopefully it transfers to the Olympiad and we have a positive result. I also think this is easily the strongest womenís team Iíve ever seen.
    Yes, hard to imagine others challenging. Anyway, I fully agree with the selectors choices on this occasion. James has been playing fantastically in recent months.
    Re women's team - one factor is - we have been acquiring new players from overseas
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Yes, hard to imagine others challenging. Anyway, I fully agree with the selectors choices on this occasion. James has been playing fantastically in recent months.
    Re women's team - one factor is - we have been acquiring new players from overseas
    Moulthun did not challenge. All I can say is that the challenge was not related to the open selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bundys_bro View Post
    I would assume M.Ly might have given he was board 3 last time and played reasonably well. Form has clearly been at the forefront of the selectors minds so hopefully it transfers to the Olympiad and we have a positive result. I also think this is easily the strongest women’s team I’ve ever seen.
    And the strongest ‘men’s’ team! Good luck to everyone selected- there is luck in chess, but hopefully you won’t need it!
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    Carlsen not playing (no surprise there) and neither is Hammer.

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    Russia:

    Open: Kramnik, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Vitiugov
    Women: Kosteniuk, Gunina, Goryachkina, Pogonina, Girya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Russia:

    Open: Kramnik, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Vitiugov
    Women: Kosteniuk, Gunina, Goryachkina, Pogonina, Girya
    2 Curious facts 1) Both Grishuk and Svidler were not selected. 2) While Russia has a lot of established chess trainers....the team will be ''captained'' by Filatov - president of the Russian chess federation
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Both Grishuk and Svidler were not selected.
    I remember reading an interview (which I can't locate now) with a Russian coach or official, after (probably) the 2014 Olympiad, who was complaining about Svidler's commitment. He also didn't play in 2012 and 2016. It's easy to imagine that he might not have the best relationship with the hierarchy, and maybe sees his career more in commentary these days.

    Harder to understand Grischuk being excluded (if it's not his decision) - perhaps they see all the time scrambles being too stressful for the other players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout View Post
    I remember reading an interview (which I can't locate now) with a Russian coach or official, after (probably) the 2014 Olympiad, who was complaining about Svidler's commitment. He also didn't play in 2012 and 2016. It's easy to imagine that he might not have the best relationship with the hierarchy, and maybe sees his career more in commentary these days.

    Harder to understand Grischuk being excluded (if it's not his decision) - perhaps they see all the time scrambles being too stressful for the other players.
    True, but Svidler does well in club team events. Re relationship - this is indeed what matters. If an official literally appoints himself a team captain...what can we expect )
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    Svidler relatively hasn't done very well in recent Olympiads, barely getting 50% or slightly over on his last 4 outings:

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    Moscow 1994	2nd res	5.5/8 (7th)	Gold
    Yerevan 1996	Fourth	8.5/11 (Bronze)	Gold
    Elista 1998	First	5.5/9 (18th)	Gold
    Istanbul 2000	Third	4.5/8	Gold
    Bled 2002	Reserve	6/9 (18th)	Gold
    Calvia 2004	Second	6.5/9 (5th)	Silver
    Turin 2006	Second	5/9 (42nd)	6th
    Dresden 2008	Second	4.5/9 (16th)	5th
    Khanty-Man 2010	Third	5.5/10 (7th)	Silver
    Tromso 2014	Third	4/8 (33rd)	4th
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    Wondering about the extent of Filatov's involvement in the FIDE Congress and whether that could prove a distraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by road runner View Post
    Svidler relatively hasn't done very well in recent Olympiads, barely getting 50% or slightly over on his last 4 outings:

    Code:
    Olympiad	Board	Individual result	Team result
    Moscow 1994	2nd res	5.5/8 (7th)	Gold
    Yerevan 1996	Fourth	8.5/11 (Bronze)	Gold
    Elista 1998	First	5.5/9 (18th)	Gold
    Istanbul 2000	Third	4.5/8	Gold
    Bled 2002	Reserve	6/9 (18th)	Gold
    Calvia 2004	Second	6.5/9 (5th)	Silver
    Turin 2006	Second	5/9 (42nd)	6th
    Dresden 2008	Second	4.5/9 (16th)	5th
    Khanty-Man 2010	Third	5.5/10 (7th)	Silver
    Tromso 2014	Third	4/8 (33rd)	4th
    Note that he usually played boards 1-3. Russian team strategy has recently been to hold higher boards and push hard on lower boards where the Russians are out-rating their opponents significantly.
    It may have to change though, given emergence of strong and even USA and China teams.
    Re Grishuk....he did lose a couple of important games in recent team events but overall - has also been a tower of strength.

    I do like the replacements that they brought in though. Vitugov (just like Svidler) is a great guy and a true intellectual. There is a joke circulating throughout the Russian chess community right now: Svidler - Literacy - Communication Skills = Karjakin
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Note that he usually played boards 1-3. Russian team strategy has recently been to hold higher boards and push hard on lower boards where the Russians are out-rating their opponents significantly.
    In Tromso he had 200 rating points higher than his opponents on average, and yet only scored 4/8. And Russia missed out on the medals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road runner View Post
    In Tromso he had 200 rating points higher than his opponents on average, and yet only scored 4/8. And Russia missed out on the medals.
    If team captain tells you to play solid, you play solid . Have others all done well in the past for the Russian team (the one's selected). Australia has GMs as both captains....Russia managed to find a captain who is president of national chess federation, multi-millionaire...but not even a master!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    If team captain tells you to play solid, you play solid . Have others all done well in the past for the Russian team (the one's selected). Australia has GMs as both captains....Russia managed to find a captain who is president of national chess federation, multi-millionaire...but not even a master!
    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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