FIDE-International Chess Federation announced that the 2020 Online Olympiad will be played from 22nd July to 30th August.

According to FIDE, the salient features of the event are:

  • The online event will be divided into two main stages – Divisions stage and Play-offs stage, from the Round of 16 to the final.
  • The Online Olympiad is a national team event.
  • All FIDE affiliated federations can participate.
  • Each participating team will include six players.
  • In mixed format a minimum quota of three female players and two junior players.
  • The teams are authorized to have six reserve players, including a captain.
  • The time control for the event will be 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment per move.

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The Registration process was announced as follows:

  • Forms will be published on the FIDE website in the coming days.
  • Registration will open on 4th July.
  • All the affiliated national federations will receive instructions via email.