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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:32
Last night the 40th Chess Olympiad was officially opened at the WOW Convention center in Istanbul, Turkey. The drawing of lots resulted in the black pieces for top seed Russia in round 1 of the Open section while China will start with the white pieces in their first match in the Women's section. The opening ceremony seen from the audience | All...
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Monday, August 27, 2012 15:10
The 40th Chess Olympiad starts today in Istanbul, Turkey. The opening ceremony, which will be broadcast live in four languages simultaneously, starts tonight at 21:30 local time (20:30 CET or 14:30 EDT). The opening ceremony will be preceded by a press conference of the Turkish national teams at 19:00 local time and by the captains meeting an hour...
40th Chess Olympiad
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 14:39
Next Monday the World Chess Olympiad starts in Istanbul, Turkey. 159 countries have registered a team for the open section and 131 of these have also registered a team for the women's section. Today we give a preview, focusing on which top players will be competing (and which will be notably absent). With an arbiters meeting, a captains meeting...
Strong criticism Danailov towards Olympiad organizers
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 14:19
In an open letter distributed last week ECU President Silvio Danailov expressed strong criticism towards the Turkish Chess Federation concerning several aspects of the Istanbul Olympiad. Danailov points out that there are only three rooms per team and very high prizes for additional accommodation. He also refers to a € 100 organization fee that...
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Monday, June 11, 2012 15:59
Six federations have issued a formal protest against the Turkish Chess Federation, which has denied its arbiters to the Istanbul Olympiad. According to the federations from England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA the measure by the TCF is in breach with both the FIDE Statutes and the FIDE Code of Ethics. The Georgian Chess...