Women's Baku Chess Olympiad
The 42nd FIDE World Chess Olympiad is taking place from 2-13 September 2016 in the Crystal Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan. The biennial tournament is an 11-round Swiss open, with one rest day on September 7th. The women's section features 142 teams, with the participant list of 708 players headed by Women's World Champion Hou Yifan.
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. A team consists of five players, with four playing each match. Draw offers are not allowed until move 30. The standings are determined first by match points, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. Official website: www.bakuchessolympiad.com