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 clash between Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave on top board. Hikaru Nakamura has finally made it to Tromsø in time to play Anish Giri, while both Magnus Carlsen and Women's World Champion Hou Yifan will be in action.
Round 3 promises some mouth-watering match-ups, with other top games including Naiditsch-Adams, Wojtaszek-Dominguez, Leko-Wang Yue and Topalov-Vallejo. The pairings at the top are as follows:
See all the men's pairings here.
In the women's event the focus will be on USA-China and Russia-France. World Champion Hou Yifan is a veteran of the Olympiad and talked about the event in a recent video:
This will be her first game of the 2014 Olympiad. The top pairings are:
See all the women's pairings here.
The day's action begins at 14:00 CEST and you can follow every moment live with the official broadcast!