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Children's Chess Olympiad
News & Reports Aug 18, 2014 | 9:22 AM 0

Children's Chess Olympiad

During the Chess Olympiad potential chess masters of the future met for battle at the banquet hall of the Red Bank in Tromsø. With around 70 participants, there were many small heads and hands in action.

  • News & Reports Aug 10, 2014 | 9:13 PM 0

    Round 8 report: Trading blows

    In the Open section, second seeds Ukraine got tough when they needed it most, turning what looked like impending defeat and the end of medal hopes into a crucial victory over 18th ranked Bulgaria. It was the opposite story for Ru...

  • News & Reports Aug 10, 2014 | 5:51 PM 4

    Burundi players exit Olympiad

    The organizers of the Tromsø Olympiad have released further details about a number of players from Burundi who are no longer being paired in the tournament. A total of seven members of the Burundi delegation are now absent from t...

  • News & Reports Aug 10, 2014 | 4:32 PM 3

    The Bermuda Party – a retrospective

    Every day is a chess feast during the Olympiad, but one particular event stands apart from the rest – the Bermuda Party! We take a glimpse back at an event that gathered a huge crowd on the eve of the first rest day.

  • News & Reports Aug 10, 2014 | 3:27 PM 2

    Round 8 interim report: Only the missing

    Today we finally saw no surprises in terms of zero tolerance forfeits, but a mystery about attendance remains. As mentioned in previous reports, one member of the Libyan Open team is paired though never here, and this arrangement...

  • News & Reports Aug 10, 2014 | 2:26 PM 0

    Statistics check - individual medal leaders

    After seven rounds the race for board medals is beginning to take shape. A few of the top names in the chase are no surprise, either due to reputation or their noted achievements in the Olympiad so far, but there are also many wh...

  • Interviews Aug 10, 2014 | 12:14 PM 0

    Sachdev: “Humpy is getting married actually! No controversies there”

    India’s IM Tania Sachdev is among the most popular female players in the world. Residing in New Delhi, she’s playing on the second board for India. The event has been somewhat disappointing for the Indian women, but a convincing ...

  • News & Reports Aug 10, 2014 | 10:14 AM 0

    Round 8 board pairings: Last chance saloon

    It’s getting to the crucial stages of the 2014 Chess Olympiad. In the Open event Azerbaijan lead by a point, but face a fierce test against China today (Wang Yue-Mamedyarov, Ding Liren-Teimour Radjabov). Big games include Ivanchu...

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