“Chess has become cooler”
Interviews Aug 14, 2014 | 11:58 AM 1

“Chess has become cooler”

The Chess Olympiad has sparked “chess fever” in Tromsø – and several of those we spoke with think that the game of chess has become trendier as a result of the Chess Olympiad! We asked a group of local Tromsø residents three questions.

  • Interviews Aug 5, 2014 | 2:01 PM 0

    Polgar: "Obviously we would like to get a medal"

    We spoke to the world's strongest ever female chess player, the legendary Judit Polgar. She has played in nine Olympiads since her debut on the Hungarian women's team in 1988 at the age of 12. Since 1994 she has played for Hungar...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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