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Round 10: Dragon gold?
News & Reports Aug 12, 2014 | 8:59 PM 2

Round 10: Dragon gold?

China's Open team will have the final rest day to mull over how best to bring home gold after Yu Yangyi's win over Laurent Fressinet gave them a vital win over France in Round 9. Now the only undefeated team in the Open event, 7th seeded China have only lost one individual game over ten rounds. Despite having a clear lead, China can still be caught, and if they want to avoid the trauma of calculating infinite tiebreak variations, they really need one more team victory.

  • News & Reports Aug 12, 2014 | 4:10 PM 1

    Round 10 interim report: Lawyers & politicians

    Tromsø had two not-quite chess events in focus today - the 9 a.m. hearing at the local courthouse to assess the Russian Chess Federation's request that USD 200,000 of Olympiad funds be frozen for a lawsuit claiming that amount in...

  • News & Reports Aug 12, 2014 | 3:17 PM 4

    Tromsø Olympiad organizers vs. Russian Chess Federation

    The RCF is planning to sue the Olympiad organizers for USD 200,000 in legal expenses connected to the pre-tournament dispute about the eligibility of their women's team for the event. In the first case to reach Tromsø courthouse th...

  • Interviews Aug 12, 2014 | 2:36 PM 1

    Tromsø’s amazing volunteer hostess

    Countless Norwegian and international volunteers are giving their all during the Chess Olympiad – and among them is local driving force Marit Næsvold. She’s putting in a big effort to ensure that many of those involved in the Oly...

  • News & Reports Aug 12, 2014 | 10:27 AM 0

    Round 10 Preview: Penultimate chance

    Sometimes the pairings system throws up oddities during big team events, but in the penultimate round of the 2014 Chess Olympiad we have exactly the heavyweight battles we’d hope for. In the Open section leaders France and China ...

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