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Round 7: No day to be favorite...
News & Reports Aug 9, 2014 | 9:02 PM 1

Round 7: No day to be favorite...

The decision of national Norwegian TV to showcase the women's event paid off with a dramatic showdown between the big favorites, China and Russia. Russia's new number one, Kateryna Lagno, brutally upset women's world number two Yifan Hou. Elsewhere the Russian men lost, as did Norway, after Magnus Carlsen was downed by Arkadij Naiditsch.

  • News & Reports Aug 9, 2014 | 5:13 PM 4

    Burundi no-shows in rounds 6 and 7 of the Chess Olympiad

    The Burundi women's team has not arrived for play in the last two rounds of the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. This evening, they may be excluded from the tournament.

  • News & Reports Aug 9, 2014 | 3:56 PM 0

    Round 7: Interim report

    In yesterday's reports we mentioned the misadventures of the Burundi players - specifically the Women's team and board two from the Open team - who were absent at the start of play for Round 6. Today there were no 'normal' zero t...

  • News & Reports Aug 9, 2014 | 2:46 PM 10

    The zero tolerance chronicles

    It wasn’t a problem before. In the old days, if you were not present at the board when the game was supposed to start, they would just start your clock. But all that changed in the Dresden Olympiad in 2008. Tarjei J Svensen and J...

  • News & Reports Aug 9, 2014 | 12:59 PM 2

    The best players of the Chess Olympiad (so far)

    The Chess Olympiad is first of all a team competition, but for many of the players the board prizes are also just as prestigious. The best players on each board of each section in Tromsø can win gold, silver or bronze medals.

  • News & Reports Aug 9, 2014 | 11:00 AM 0

    Watch the Olympiad live with the chess24 app

    With more than 600 games each round it's a real challenge to keep up with the action from the Chess Olympiad, especially if you can't stay glued to your monitor all day long. The solution? chess24, the official broadcast partner of ...

  • News & Reports Aug 9, 2014 | 9:21 AM 0

    Round 7 board pairings: Russia vs. China

    For once the match that stands out in Round 7 of the Tromsø 2014 Olympiad is in the women's half, as 2nd seeds Russia take on the favourites China, who are looking for their first Olympiad gold medals since 2004. Both team...

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