News & Reports Aug 1, 2014 | 5:27 PMby Tromso Olympiad 2014

Fantasy Chess Olympiad launched


Yesterday Yorkshire Chess announced the launch of the Fantasy Chess Olympiad 2014, which gives chess fans around the world the chance to pick their dream team for the forthcoming Olympiad in Tromsø.

The Fantasy Chess Olympiad (FCO) was first conceived in 2012, when an inaugural edition took place during the Istanbul Olympiad.

Players have to select a team of ten Tromsø participants and score points based on their performance. Entrants also score points for the accuracy of predictions they make about results in Tromsø.

FCO 2014 is free to play. However, participants may make a donation to a chess development fund being managed by UK-based charity Chess in Schools and Communities.

David Shapland of Yorkshire Chess commented:

Our main aim is to provide chess fans with a fun and exciting way of getting involved with the real-life action in Tromsø.

Think you can predict the Olympiad? The closing date for entries is 12.00 (GMT) on Saturday the 2nd of August, so hurry if you want to take part!


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