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Australia announces Dresden 2008 Chess Olympiad team

GM Zong-Yuan Zhao and IM Irina Berezina lead the team

This week the Australian Chess Federation has announced the Dresden 2008 Chess Olympiad team.

Australia is one of about 30% of teams at the Olympiad where all the players pay all their expenses and have no government or commercial support. The public appeal usually raises $A400-600 per player, and each player has to find about $A2.000 for the ticket.
More about the ACF Olympiad Appeal

Dresden Chess Olympiad, men

GM Zong-Yuan Zhao

IM David Smerdon

IM Stephen Solomon

GM Darryl Johansen

IM George Xie

Dresden Chess Olympiad, women

IM Irina Berezina

WIM Arianne Caoili

Giang Nguyen

WIM Laura Moylan

WIM Biljana Dekic

Other teams that have announced their lineup are Norway,
Russia,
Armenia,
Serbia,
Sweden,
Georgia,
Philippines, Germany, and
Cuba

More news about chess in Australia and Philippines on The Closet Grandmaster Blog

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