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Round 9: Fraying nerves?
News & Reports Aug 11, 2014 | 9:04 PM 2

Round 9: Fraying nerves?

Signs of accumulating fatigue or shaky nerves could be seen as Round 9 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad headed towards the first time control. New hope for the Chinese women's team gold medal chase appeared as top board Kateryna Lagno was the first to crack in Russia's tense match against number 10 ranked Armenia… although there was eventually a happy ending for Team Russia. It was also tight in the men's event, as 9 of the top 14 matches finished drawn.

  • News & Reports Aug 11, 2014 | 4:06 PM 3

    Rd 9 interim report: Election focus

    Today's play would have a hard time living up to the energy and excitement levels displayed in the FIDE presidential election. Even the players in action were fascinated by what they might be missing during the rounds, and one to...

  • News & Reports Aug 11, 2014 | 2:18 PM 0

    Blitz on the waves

    The side tournaments in blitz during the 2014 Chess Olympiad move around the city of Tromsø, for instance visiting the Art Museum of Northern Norway and the Arctic experience centre Polaria. One of the most interesting places the...

  • News & Reports Aug 11, 2014 | 12:43 PM 3

    Goody bag showdown

    The acrimonious FIDE election, with incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov facing former world champion Garry Kasparov for the presidency, has begun this morning. While both sides have had various election promotions in Tromsø, including n...

  • News & Reports Aug 11, 2014 | 10:23 AM 2

    Round 9 board pairings: Life is elsewhere

    There’s a strong sense of the chess being overshadowed today. What’s been an ugly contest to become World Chess Federation President for the next four years reaches its inglorious conclusion at the University of Tromsø, a bus tri...

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