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    Default Olympiad - 2024

    Budapest, Sep 10 - 23, 2024.

    Major points about qualification for Team Canada.

    1. FIDE rating for Open, average CFC-FIDE rating for Women.

    2, Bonus 20 points for 1st place, 10 points for 2nd place in Canadian Closed - 2023.

    3. Olympic spot for winner of Canadian Zonal - 2024 (Mar-Apr 2024, Hart House).

    4. Bonus 20 points for 2nd place, 10 points for 3rd place in Zonal.

    5. Penalty 10 points for player who doesn't play / withdraws from both Closed - 2023 AND Zonal - 2024.

    6. Final rating for consideration - May 1, 2024.

    7. At least 20 rated games (CFC or FIDE) from May 1, 2023 to May 1, 2024 (12-months period before the deadline).

    Top-10 as of Dec 1, 2023.

    1. GM E.Bareev - 2611
    2. GM E.Hansen - 2610
    3. IM (GM elect) S.Rodrigue-Lemieux - 2512 (2502 + 10)
    4. GM B.Sambuev - 2484
    5. IM R.Panjwani - 2468
    6. IM N.Noritsyn - 2467 (2447 + 20)
    7. GM R.Preotu - 2459
    8. GM T.Roussel-Roozmon -2457
    9. GM K.Spraggett - 2447
    10. IM T.Krnan - 2434

    Ladies: (FIDE+CFC)/2

    1. WIM Y.Li - 2344
    2. WGM M.-J.Ouellet - 2270
    3. WIM B.Pham - 2260
    4. WIM S.Demchenko - 2246 (2226+20)
    5. WFM O.Golubeva - 2221
    6. WFM A.Botez - 2108
    7. WFM M.Mills - 2051
    8. WFM R.Chen - 2003
    9. V.Ruchinskaya - 1939
    10. V.Guo - 1935

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    Top-10 as of Feb 1, 2024

    1. GM E.Bareev - 2611 (9 games)
    2. GM E.Hansen - 2610 (6 games)
    3. GM P.Charbonneau - 2507 (1 game)
    4. IM (GM elect) S.Rodrigue-Lemieux - 2503 (2493+10)
    5. GM B.Sambuev - 2474
    6. IM N.Noritsyn - 2468 (2448+20)
    7. IM R.Panjwani - 2468
    8. GM R.Preotu - 2462
    9. GM T.Roussel-Roozmon - 2457 (9 games)
    10. GM K.Spragett - 2447

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    Ladies. Top-10 as of Feb 1, 2024.

    1. WIM Y.Li - 2320
    2. WGM M.-J.Ouellet - 2301
    3. WIM S.Demchenko - 2258 (2238+20)
    4. WIM B.Pham - 2250
    5. WFM O.Golubeva - 2221
    6. WFM A.Botez - 2108
    7. WFM R.Chen - 2080
    8. WFM Y.Guo - 1935
    9. C.Qiao - 1930
    10. M.Zhang - 1930

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    It takes me some time to calculate ladies. We use blended CFC-FIDE rating, which definitely requires more effort. But it's OK, I can do it.

    The CFC rating of most players is usually 100-200 points higher than their FIDE. But one case is slightly different. For one player, CFC is 1900+, indicating that her FIDE should be around 1800. However, this assumption is very wrong. Her FIDE is above 2200, higher than many Canadians IMs (Vettese 2206, Lawson 2192- both are not too old).

    How did this happen?

    She has been incredibly successful in many events in Serbia.

    In July 2023 she played 3 double RR events (4 players, and therefore 6 games each) and gained a total of 298 points. Yes, her K-factor is 40, but still she got 7.5 more points than expected.

    Dec 2023 - Jan 2024 she gained more than 150 rating points in 2 tournaments.

    In 3 months she gained 450 points. A few more similar tournaments in Serbia could ensure her spot not only on the Women's Team, but also the National Team, which is even easier in her case, as we use FIDE rating only for the Canadian National team.

    She is not the only Canadian player who enjoyed playing in Eastern European chess events and gaining a lot of points. Some other players have even obtained norms and titles like this. However, the huge number of points gained in these tournaments makes her case a very unique one.
    Last edited by Victor Plotkin; 02-09-2024 at 11:20 PM.

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