Batumi Chess Olympiad | Open

Blagojevic, Dragisa vs. Berend, Fred

The 43rd FIDE World Chess Olympiad is taking place from 24 September to 5 October 2018 in Batumi, Georgia. The biennial tournament is an 11-round Swiss open, with one rest day on 29 September. The open section features 185 teams from 183 countries, with the 919 players including almost the whole world chess elite. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. Each team consists of five players, with four playing each match. Draw offers are not allowed until move 30. The standings are determined by match points, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw, then game points. Official website: batumi2018.fide.com