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Round 3 Bulletin - Download it now
News & Reports Aug 5, 2014 | 7:31 AM 0

Round 3 Bulletin - Download it now

With Round 3 the Olympiad warm-up was over! Stars such as Hikaru Nakamura and Women's World Champion Hou Yifan made their first appearances, while there were big-name casualties in the top matches - reigning champions Armenia lost to France while the USA fell to the Netherlands. In the official bulletin Grandmasters Jonathan Tisdall and Einar Gausel look at those matches, but also draw attention to some less obvious highlights, including a spectacular win for Iran's WGM Sarasadat Khademalsharieh that helped the Iranian women take a surprise early lead.

  • News & Reports Aug 4, 2014 | 8:47 PM 0

    Round 3: All eyes on top

    The last missing stars appeared as more evenly matched teams faced off against each other. Hikaru Nakamura's painfully slow trip to Tromsø was over, and he led the USA against the Netherlands. Although his duel against Anish Giri...

  • News & Reports Aug 4, 2014 | 5:41 PM 0

    Chess, art and culture - updated programme

    Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 recommends visitors to Tromsø experience its diverse cultural life during their stay – and especially the many exciting chess-related events!

  • News & Reports Aug 4, 2014 | 3:57 PM 0

    Round 3: interim report

    Today's action featured the first real collisions between top teams and stars, but the first hurdle is to see if everyone can survive the gong for the opening of play. Today there were only a few, but there were still casualties ...

  • Interviews Aug 4, 2014 | 2:06 PM 1

    Peter Wells on the England team in Tromsø

    England open team captain GM Peter Wells took a break from keeping a watchful eye on his men, to speak with us. Despite not having one of their anchormen - perhaps the world's strongest amateur, Luke McShane - the traditional wes...

  • Interviews Aug 4, 2014 | 12:42 PM 0

    Gelfand: “Media attention is a tool to get people to chess”

    Boris Gelfand is one of the true legends of the game. In Round 2 yesterday the 46-year-old made his Tromsø 2014 Olympiad debut. It was a success, and his win against GM Farrukh Amonatov (2590) helped Israel to victory against Taj...

  • News & Reports Aug 4, 2014 | 10:54 AM 1

    Surprising sides

    There is more on display in Tromsø than the bounty of chess taking place in the Olympiad itself. A series of blitz tournaments is being held 2-10 August before the rounds of the main event. There is prize money in each tournament...

  • News & Reports Aug 4, 2014 | 8:34 AM 1

    Round 3 board pairings: Clash of the titans

    Today is only the third of eleven rounds in the Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiad, but we already have potentially crucial showdowns. Armenia, winners of three of the last four Olympiads, take on third seeds France, with a Top 10 clas...

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