Top teams battling each other in round 4 - USA vs India

43rd FIDE World Chess Olympiad is taking place from 24 September to 5 October 2018 in Batumi

Things are getting tight as top teams start to battle each other. Here are some of the key chess matchups of the day.

United States of America (USA) - India (IND)

GM Caruana, Fabiano 2827 - GM Anand, Viswanathan 2771

GM So, Wesley 2776 - GM Harikrishna, Pentala 2743

GM Nakamura, Hikaru 2763 - GM Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 2711

GM Shankland, Samuel 2722 - GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 2672

Azerbaijan (AZE) - England (ENG)

GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2820 - GM Adams, Michael 2712

GM Radjabov, Teimour 2751 - GM McShane, Luke 2672

GM Naiditsch, Arkadij 2721 - GM Howell, David 2689

GM Mamedov, Rauf 2699 - GM Jones, Gawain C B 2677

​Poland (POL) - Russia (RUS)

GM Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2739 - GM Karjakin, Sergey 2760

GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 2727 - GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2768

GM Tomczak, Jacek 2614 - GM Kramnik, Vladimir 2779

GM Dragun, Kamil 2568 - GM Jakovenko, Dmitry 2747

The 43rd FIDE World Chess Olympiad is taking place from 24 September to 5 October 2018 in Batumi, Georgia.

The biennial chess tournament is an 11-round Swiss open, with one rest day on 29 September. The open chess section features 185 chess teams from 183 countries, with the 919 chess players including almost the whole world chess elite.

The chess time control is 90 minutes for 40 chess moves then 30 minutes to the end of the chess game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Each team consists of five chess players, with four playing each match. Draw offers are not allowed until move 30.

The chess standings are determined by match points, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw, then game points.

Chess playing schedule

Round 01 Sep 24, 2018 11:00

Round 02 Sep 25, 2018 11:00

Round 03 Sep 26, 2018 11:00

Round 04 Sep 27, 2018 11:00

Round 05 Sep 28, 2018 11:00

Round 06 Sep 30, 2018 11:00

Round 07 Oct 01, 2018 11:00

Round 08 Oct 02, 2018 11:00

Round 09 Oct 03, 2018 11:00

Round 10 Oct 04, 2018 11:00

Round 11 Oct 05, 2018 07:00



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