Archive for Olympiad

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 8:54
After beating Azerbaijan 2.5-1.5, Russia is the sole leader after seven rounds at the Olympiad in Istanbul. China, who beat Armenia with the same score, is in second place together with Ukraine. In the women's section Russia and Poland played 2-2 and are sharing the lead with China, who won against Georgia. The first move made in the Azerbaijan-...
Participants of the Youth U-16 event that's held alongside the Olympiad
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 5:40
On Monday the Olympiad's top clash between Armenia and Russia ended in 2-2. The two countries were caught in the lead by Azerbaijan, who defeated Croatia 3-1. In the women's section Russia, who played 2-2 against China, is now sharing the lead with Poland. Participants of the Youth U-16 event that's held alongside the Olympiad | All photos by ...
An official performs the first move in the Armenia-Ukraine match
Sunday, September 02, 2012 12:55
Only Armenia and Russia won all of their five matches and so they are sharing the lead at the Olympiad in Istanbul during the first rest day. On Monday they will meet in what will be one of the crucial matches this year. In the women's section Russia defeated France to reach 10 match points as well. One point behind them are China, Serbia, Poland...
Armenia, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine lead after round 4 Olympiad
Saturday, September 01, 2012 9:26
Four countries are sharing the lead after four rounds at the Olympiad in Istanbul: Armenia, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine. They all started with four victories, and of these federations Ukraine has the best first and second tie-break. In the women's section only Russia and France have eight match points. Flags at the ceiling of the playing hall |...
The playing hall during the third round
Friday, August 31, 2012 10:35
After three rounds all the big favorites for gold in Istanbul can still be found at the top of the leaderboard. Armenia, China, Russia, Ukraine and USA won their first three matches, and so did Azerbaijan, England, Germany, France, India, Hungary, Philippines and Poland. In the women's section Russia has six match points as well, but three of...
The top seed in the Open section: Russia
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 11:19
On Tuesday it was business as usual for the first round of an Olympiad: strong teams beating weak teams with high scores, a few upsets here and there and the typical problems with the live transmission of the games. For the latter the organizers have already apologized. The top seed in the Open section: Russia (Grischuk, captain Dokhoian, Karjakin...
No "Gens Una Sumus" for Russian chess journalist?
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 23:30
Evgeny Surov, the editor-in-chief of the popular Russian news site Chess-news, is not allowed to work at the Olympiad in Istanbul. Last week Surov received an email from the Turkish organizers in which it was said that he wouldn't receive press accreditation, but Surov travelled to Istanbul anyway. Today the Russian journalist was not allowed to...
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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...
40th Chess Olympiad logo
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...

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