1. Each team will have four main players and one reserve player in both sections. In previous years, the Men’s Olympiads would have 4 players plus two reserves while the Women’s section would only have three players plus one reserve.
2. A new scoring system will be introduced at this Olympiad. Match points will be tallied instead of totalling up the individual scores of team members. A team will earn 2 points for a match win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 for a loss.
3. All players will need to be seated at their boards by 15:00 (Dresden time) on game days when Chess Olympiad Chief Arbiter Ignatius Leong sounds the “gong” at the start of each round. If a player is not present at his / her board at that time, he / she will lose the game by forfeit!
4. Last but not least, no draw agreement by the players will be allowed before move 30.
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– GM Susan Polgar