42nd Chess Olympiad 2016

01 - 14 September 2016 The strongest world chess players start fighting in the most important team competition. Who will win "gold" in Baku?
Tournament format
team, swiss
Time control
90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game with increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the 1st
Commentators
GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko, GM Miguel Illescas, GM Susan Polgar, Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Carlsen Adams Giri Anna Muzychuk Kramnik Caruana Nakamura Vachier-Lagrave Topalov So Karjakin Ding Liren Eljanov Grischuk Mamedyarov Dominguez Navara Tomashevsky Radjabov Nepomniachtchi Hou Yifan Ju Wenjun Kosteniuk Mariya Muzychuk OFFICIAL WEBSITE VIDEO ARCHIVE

The 42nd World Chess Olympiad will be held from 1 till 14 September in Baku. More than 180 teams will take part in the open section, and more than 140 teams will fight for the medals in the women's section.

The favourites of the open tournament are the national teams of Russia, USA, China, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, France and Poland. In the women's section the highest average rating have the teams of China, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, India, USA and Hungary.  

Both tournaments will be played according to the Swiss system with 11 rounds.  The winners are determined by the number of match points they have scored. There are 4 main and 1 reserve participants in each team.

Playing days: 2-6, 8-13 September. Free day: 7 September.

The games will start at 15:00 local time. The last round will begin at 11:00.