Monday, April 03, 2006

Team Canada

The Canadian team for Torino was announced early last month. The men will be led by GM Pascal Charbonneau, while the women's side will boast the services of WIM Natalia Khoudgarian. So why are we talking about Canada, you wonder.

Well, take a look at this. Yes, that's right - the players have incentive money.

2. Player and Team Incentive Money

a) Men’s Team - $500 per win, divided as $250 to the player and $250 to a pool to be divided equally among all men team players

b) Women’s Team - $100 per win, divided as $50 to the player and $50 to a pool to be divided equally among all women team players

Fancy that!

1 comment:

Goran said...

Back in January I chatted with their captain IM Brian Hartman. He said then that things are going in good direction regarding funds and atmosphere.

Brian is businessmen and he has good connections. His daily Olympiad reports are also good reading.

WorldChessNetwork will be one of the sponsors.