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Round 2 Bulletin – Download it now
News & Reports Aug 3, 2014 | 10:28 PM 0

Round 2 Bulletin – Download it now

We had our first real upsets of the 2014 Chess Olympiad on Sunday. The one that stood out was Norway’s Frode Urkedal claiming the scalp of Vassily Ivanchuk, as second seeds Ukraine were held to a shock draw. Norwegian grandmasters Jonathan Tisdall and Einar Gausel take a look at that game as well as all the other round 2 action.

  • News & Reports Aug 3, 2014 | 9:22 PM 1

    Round 2: Let the upsets begin...

    The local teams continue to make the job of including reportage of interest to a Norwegian audience a straightforward task. Less than three hours into the session, it became clear that Norway's second team would be increasing its...

  • Interviews Aug 3, 2014 | 1:30 PM 0

    Proud politicians celebrate in Tromsø

    FIDE dignitaries are not the only politicians visiting the 41st Chess Olympiad. When the organizing committee needed extra funds, Norway’s Liberal Party played a key role in convincing the coalition government to pay up. Sylvia J...

  • News & Reports Aug 3, 2014 | 8:52 AM 4

    Carlsen plays! Round 2 board pairings announced

    The big guns are in action in Round 2 of the 2014 Olympiad, as Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Vassily Ivanchuk, Levon Aronian and a host of other stars will be making their debut in this year’s event in Tromsø.

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