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    FIDE World Cup 2021

    I couldn't find a relevant thread for this topic, so I started one here.

    As announced yesterday - May, 31 2021 - by ECU (European Chess Union)

    In February, and under the conditions of strict lockdowns in Europe, the ECU Board had to make a difficult decision on how to distribute the European qualifying places. the decision had been made for the European Hybrid Qualifier. But in such unpredictable circumstances we had to find an assurance that so 10 places were decided for the highest placed players who had no other personal right. This was a special decision for a special year.

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    Details of the Hybrid European qualifiers here

    https://www.europechess.org/36-playe...rld-chess-cup/

    Any sort of criticism under the present covid-19 related circumstances in Europe is rather inappropriate. However, having almost 40% of the 46 European qualifiers representing one country (Russia) might raise a few eyebrows!
    Well, it might not be as bad as the USSR dominated zonal system in the old times, but considering that the FIDE World Cup 2021 will be held in Russia, makes the whole situation sound a tad unfair, that's my opinion anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    I couldn't find a relevant thread for this topic, so I started one here.

    As announced yesterday - May, 31 2021 - by ECU (European Chess Union)

    In February, and under the conditions of strict lockdowns in Europe, the ECU Board had to make a difficult decision on how to distribute the European qualifying places. the decision had been made for the European Hybrid Qualifier. But in such unpredictable circumstances we had to find an assurance that so 10 places were decided for the highest placed players who had no other personal right. This was a special decision for a special year.

    Qualifiers by rating. See attached image


    Details of the Hybrid European qualifiers here

    https://www.europechess.org/36-playe...rld-chess-cup/

    Any sort of criticism under the present covid-19 related circumstances in Europe is rather inappropriate. However, having almost 40% of the 46 European qualifiers representing one country (Russia) might raise a few eyebrows!
    Well, it might not be as bad as the USSR dominated zonal system in the old times, but considering that the FIDE World Cup 2021 will be held in Russia, makes the whole situation sound a tad unfair, that's my opinion anyway!
    If its going to be non Hybrid (and how can you select WCC candidates via Hybrid) - how will the Australian representative participate anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    If its going to be non Hybrid (and how can you select WCC candidates via Hybrid) - how will the Australian representative participate anyway?
    The 2021 World Cup is OTB in Sochi, Russia, not hybrid. See the World cup website - https://worldcup.fide.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos View Post
    The 2021 World Cup is OTB in Sochi, Russia, not hybrid. See the World cup website - https://worldcup.fide.com/
    Then its fair to say that Timur's participation is unlikely. Going out of Australia in July...
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    The participants list also includes Allen Fan nominated by NZ -rated 2193. My guess is: he is overseas-based already so easier for him to make it to Sochi
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    The 4 June, 23:59 Lausanne time is the confirmation deadline for the Women's World Cup and 6 June, 23:59 Lausanne time for the world Cup.

    The 9 June, 23:59 Lausanne time is the nomination and confirmation deadline for both for all players nominated by their respective federations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    The participants list also includes Allen Fan nominated by NZ -rated 2193. My guess is: he is overseas-based already so easier for him to make it to Sochi
    Allen lives in NZ (he's still a junior).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_Hall View Post
    Allen lives in NZ (he's still a junior).
    Right, so with 2193 getting nominated, I trust that the 2200+ NZ players did not apply but he is prepared to undertake all the travelling adventures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Right, so with 2193 getting nominated, I trust that the 2200+ NZ players did not apply but he is prepared to undertake all the travelling adventures.
    Essentially, particularly with the likely difficulties getting the time off work for travel + quarantine.
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    Magnus to play in 2021 World Cup

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