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    World Chess Olympiad 2010

    Place Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
    Start 19-Sep-2010
    End 4-Oct-2010

    I would strongly recommend that every chessplayer go to to an Olympiad as a spectator at least once in their life....maybe not this one in Siberia but I believe it will be in Istanbul Turkey in 2012...I am going to Turkey in 2 weeks...and everything I read about the place sounds totally awesome :)

    If I enjoy it as much as I think I will...I will probably organize a Canadian tour during the Olympiad for 2012 :)

    Larry

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    Re: 2010 World Chess Olympiad begins in 1 week!

    Originally posted by Larry Bevand View Post
    World Chess Olympiad 2010

    Place Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
    Start 19-Sep-2010
    End 4-Oct-2010


    Larry
    Check this out from the USCF website....kinda cool...ooops...what do they say these days?

    Ahh yes...wicked!

    http://main.uschess.org/content/view/10636/422/

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      Leadership?

      Thanks to the Canadian players who are making personal sacrifices to represent Canada at the Olympiad which begins in less than a week. They are:

      52. Canada (CAN / RtgAvg:2492)

      1 GM Bluvshtein Mark 2583
      2 IM Roussel-Roozmon Thomas 2484
      3 IM Gerzhoy Leonid 2485
      4 IM Samsonkin Artiom 2409
      5 IM Noritsyn Nikolay 2414

      Womens Competition. Canada is ranked 56 out of 119:

      56. Canada (CAN / RtgAvg:2054)

      1 WIM Yuan Yuan Ling 2189
      2 WIM Kagramanov Dina 2086
      3 Lacau Rodean Iulua 2024
      4 Orlova Yelizaveta 1917
      5 Kagramanov Dalia 1866

      We are proud of these players and we wish them all the best!

      We could have sent stronger teams.

      Is that important to us?

      Are we willing to pay what it costs to make it happen?

      Or is that the real problem?

      You know...often it has little to do with money...simply appreciation...for what they have accomplished....that phone call...those authentic words...you are important...and...a little respect please

      What do you think?


      Larry

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      • #4
        Re: Leadership?

        Originally posted by Larry Bevand View Post
        Thanks to the Canadian players who are making personal sacrifices to represent Canada at the Olympiad which begins in less than a week.

        ...

        We are proud of these players and we wish them all the best!

        We could have sent stronger teams.

        Is that important to us?

        Are we willing to pay what it costs to make it happen?

        Or is that the real problem?

        You know...often it has little to do with money...simply appreciation...for what they have accomplished....that phone call...those authentic words...you are important...and...a little respect please

        What do you think?
        Larry
        Absolutely agree! I have been following Mark Bluvstein's blog with much interest... he writes very well and it is very interesting to read about his thinking process and reactions. I hope he continues his blog for quite some time!

        Clearly it is major effort just to participate in the Olympiad - especially given the geography and other 'obstacles' (not the least of which is the lack of support).

        Best of luck to all !

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          Re: Leadership?

          Originally posted by Larry Bevand View Post
          Thanks to the Canadian players who are making personal sacrifices to represent Canada at the Olympiad which begins in less than a week. They are:

          52. Canada (CAN / RtgAvg:2492)

          1 GM Bluvshtein Mark 2583
          2 IM Roussel-Roozmon Thomas 2484
          3 IM Gerzhoy Leonid 2485
          4 IM Samsonkin Artiom 2409
          5 IM Noritsyn Nikolay 2414

          Womens Competition. Canada is ranked 56 out of 119:

          56. Canada (CAN / RtgAvg:2054)

          1 WIM Yuan Yuan Ling 2189
          2 WIM Kagramanov Dina 2086
          3 Lacau Rodean Iulua 2024
          4 Orlova Yelizaveta 1917
          5 Kagramanov Dalia 1866

          We are proud of these players and we wish them all the best!

          We could have sent stronger teams.

          Is that important to us?

          Are we willing to pay what it costs to make it happen?

          Or is that the real problem?

          You know...often it has little to do with money...simply appreciation...for what they have accomplished....that phone call...those authentic words...you are important...and...a little respect please

          What do you think?


          Larry
          How 'bout you auction off that Capa pic and autograph, after being authenticated of course, so Canada can field a stonger team ( w/ outside chance at a top ten) including GM Sambuev, and even GM Kovyalov for 2012?
          If Sarah Palin wins presidency, Naka has promised to emigrate here, as well

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            Re: Leadership?

            Originally posted by David McTavish View Post
            How 'bout you auction off that Capa pic and autograph, after being authenticated of course, so Canada can field a stonger team ( w/ outside chance at a top ten) including GM Sambuev, and even GM Kovyalov for 2012?
            If Sarah Palin wins presidency, Naka has promised to emigrate here, as well
            I guess we should all collectively start working on her campaign!

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              Re: Leadership?

              Originally posted by Vlad Rekhson View Post
              I guess we should all collectively start working on her campaign!
              lol. I felt sorry for Mickey from your CO Edm'09 utube return to airport in car over steel bridge video, since he didn't win it like he was supposed to. Sheepishly polite while slinking away, he has had to pull a spraggett and play a round robin w/ mainly 2200-2300 to bring bak his confidence.:)

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              • #8
                Re: Leadership?

                Originally posted by David McTavish View Post
                If Sarah Palin wins presidency, Naka has promised to emigrate here, as well
                I've never been able to figure out if the tighter border security is to keep Canadians out of the U.S. or Americans in the U.S.
                Gary Ruben
                CC - IA and SIM

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