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Round 1 Press Conference highlights
Interviews Aug 3, 2014 | 4:43 PM 1

Round 1 Press Conference highlights

The first official press conference of the Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiad featured players from all around the globe – Italy’s Fabiano Caruana, Paraguay's Axel Bachmann, Holland's Robin Van Kampen and Ethiopia's Haregeweyn Abera Alemu. Susan Polgar presided over events, with the focus on current world no. 3 Caruana, who explained how his American upbringing was very different from that of Magnus Carlsen, and gave his opinion on the upcoming FIDE Presidential election.

  • News & Reports Aug 2, 2014 | 10:58 PM 1

    Round 1: Delay, drama and nerves

    The first round of the Tromsø Olympiad got off to a slightly delayed start, one result of the teething pains expected when an event of this size actually goes live. Security measures for the record field meant that even with team...

  • News & Reports Aug 2, 2014 | 10:30 PM 1

    Round 1 Bulletin – Download it now

    The Tromsø Olympiad is up and running! After a start delayed by the almost inevitable first day queues, most of the favourites lost little time in asserting their authority. After sifting through the games, however, Grandmasters ...

  • News & Reports Aug 2, 2014 | 2:44 PM 0

    Magnus Carlsen stamp launched

    An historic event took place yesterday when the Norwegian Postal Service (Posten) marked the Norwegian Chess Federation’s centenary with the release of their 1890th stamp, emblazoned with an image of Magnus Carlsen.

  • News & Reports Aug 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM 2

    The games are open!

    The Tromsø 2014 edition of the Chess Olympiad is now officially underway, after a gala musical opening ceremony. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov carried out the honors, and national broadcaster NRK streamed the event to the nation...

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