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Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019 16:10
World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad started in Çorum, Turkey

An ancient Turkish city Çorum is hosting 2019 FIDE World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad from October 20 to November 6. Forty eight teams from all around the world will play 9 rounds (Swiss system) with the time control 90 min for the whole game with a 30-sec increment from the first move. Each squad consists of five players, including one girl. November 2 is scheduled as a free day.

The event is held in the playing hall of the five-star Anitta hotel, which offers accommodation to all participants. Azerbaijan tops the list of rating favorites, followed by Russia and Ukraine.

Top-5 rated teams:

1. AZERBAIJAN (2412)
2. RUSSIA (2408)
3. UKRAINE (2394)
4. TURKEY  (2386)
5. GREECE (2370)