Online Olympiad started

With hardly any changes, FIDE has started its second Online Chess Olympiad. 153 national teams, each with three females and two juniors on the six boards, are seeded into four divisions and play matches at 15 minutes per player on The first three of a group of 12 or 10 teams will promote to the higher division. The top seeded 25 nations join on 8–10 September, with the best two teams from each of four Division 1 groups qualifiying for the final k.o.-matches on 13–15 September.