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Monday, June 03, 2013 21:58
"Following the recommendations of the Ethics and World Championship and Olympiads Commission, FIDE has paid the difference in prize fund to those effected by Sebastien Feller’s disqualification. FIDE hopes to present the correct medals at the Tromso Olympiad." This was posted on the FIDE website. The gold medal now goes to Mateusz Bartel (POL),...
Friday, February 22, 2013 9:00
November 1960 saw the 14th Chess Olympiad take place in Leipzig in the former GDR, during the days of the Berlin Wall. (Come to speak of it, could this despicable wall still be a reason for some to avoid the now popular Ruy Lopez branch? Or more to the point, in general, why should we name opening lines after human misdemeanours? The Kalashnikov...
The Full English Breakfast
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 18:31
The Stevie G. behind the scenes report, with Grischuk, Leko and Memedyarov. And: Lost on the cutting room floor, we wrap up the summer supertournament news. Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #24b and #25 are out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty....
A warm welcome for the Armenian team
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 9:16
After their victory at the Olympiad in Istanbul the Armenian team received a warm welcome in their native country. At the Zvartnots airport in Yerevan the Armenian President greeted and congratulated the players, who also drove around in an open car, greeted by thousands of fans. Yet again it became clear how big chess is in Armenia, the country...
Gold for Armenia and Russia at 40th Olympiad
Sunday, September 09, 2012 16:59
Armenia and Russia won the gold medals at the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey. In the Open section Armenia, who also won in 2006 and 2008, edged out Russia on tie-break. Ukraine, the winner of 2010, finished in third place. In the women's section Russia surpassed China on tie-break; bronze went to Ukraine. Levon Aronian wears the Armenian...
Sunday, September 09, 2012 10:50
The last round of the Olympiad in Istanbul started at 11:00 local time (10:00 CET). China, Armenia and Russia (in order of tie-break score) are sharing the lead in the open section while China and Russian are tied for first place in the women's section. Event Olympiad | PGN: Open & Women via TWIC Dates August 28-September 9, 2012 Location...
Saturday, September 08, 2012 3:12
China, Armenia and Russia (in order of tie-break score) are sharing the lead at the Olympiad in Istanbul with just one round to go. In the 10th round China won against the USA, Russia was too strong for Argentina and Armenia defeated the Netherlands. In the women's section China and Russia are tied for first place. Saturday is a rest day; the...
Olympiad videos
Friday, September 07, 2012 14:32
Here are the three videos we created so far in Istanbul. The first was already embedded in the round 7 report, the second captures yesterday's thrilling moments of the USA-Russia match and the third is Georg Meier's blunder against Vladimir Akopian which we accidentally filmed. Enjoy! Round 7 impressions USA-Russia The Blunder
Friday, September 07, 2012 2:41
Anything's possible at the Olympiad in Istanbul after Russia lost a dramatic match to the USA on Thursday. These two teams are now in joint first place together with Armenia and China. In the women's section China kept its lead thanks to a 3-1 win over France. An exciting match Russia-USA at the top boards | All photos by ChessVibes & David...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 22:22
Russia can safely be called the clear favorite to win the gold medals at the Istanbul Olympiad. In the 8th round the team led by Vladimir Kramnik defeated reigning champion Ukraine 2.5-1.5 to increase their lead to two match points. China, Armenia, USA, Germany and the Philippines are now in shared second place. In the women's section China is in...