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Children's Chess Olympiad
News & Reports Aug 18, 2014 | 9:22 AM 0

Children's Chess Olympiad

During the Chess Olympiad potential chess masters of the future met for battle at the banquet hall of the Red Bank in Tromsø. With around 70 participants, there were many small heads and hands in action.

  • News & Reports Aug 14, 2014 | 8:25 PM 5

    Olympiad wrap-up: India snatch bronze

    The 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø is over. The Chinese men and the Russian women made short work of securing their predicted golds, but that still left a lot to be decided. In a final session that was overshadowed by the tragic co...

  • News & Reports Aug 14, 2014 | 5:20 PM 4

    Press release: Participant collapses in playing hall

    The Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiad organisers are publishing the following press release in connection with the collapse of a player during today's final round of the Olympiad.

  • News & Reports Aug 14, 2014 | 1:13 PM 1

    China and Russia claim gold!

    The leaders in both divisions turned up looking confident, the Russian women in particular, who were dressed for success, giving off a celebratory air. The Chinese men's team were energetic on the board, and they looked intent on...

  • 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 quest...

  • News & Reports Aug 14, 2014 | 10:02 AM 0

    The face(s) of the Olympiad

    From the cover of the welcoming info brochure, to countless posters and banners around town, one mysterious man can be seen everywhere. Mysterious at least to international visitors to Tromsø - to Norwegian chess players, and par...

  • News & Reports Aug 13, 2014 | 11:24 PM 2

    It all comes down to this...

    Just ahead of the 12-hour deadline before play, the individual pairings were released and began making their way around the world via social media networks. Now precise preparations could be finalized, and fans could scrutinize the ...

  • News & Reports Aug 13, 2014 | 10:04 PM 1

    The locals are impressed

    The Chess Olympiad opened its doors to the public yesterday morning – and the dozens of people who attended were impressed by the huge playing arena. Several found it exciting to sit at the table where Magnus Carlsen has played a...

  • News & Reports Aug 13, 2014 | 6:16 PM 0

    Fantasy Chess Olympiad 2014: Final reckoning

    As the final round of the Tromsø Olympiad comes into view, so too does the home stretch of the 2014 edition of the Fantasy Chess Olympiad (FCO). It’s been an incredibly successful event with nearly 900 teams from 71 countries ent...

  • News & Reports Aug 12, 2014 | 8:59 PM 2

    Round 10: Dragon gold?

    China's Open team will have the final rest day to mull over how best to bring home gold after Yu Yangyi's win over Laurent Fressinet gave them a vital win over France in Round 9. Now the only undefeated team in the Open event, 7th...

  • News & Reports Aug 12, 2014 | 4:10 PM 1

    Round 10 interim report: Lawyers & politicians

    Tromsø had two not-quite chess events in focus today - the 9 a.m. hearing at the local courthouse to assess the Russian Chess Federation's request that USD 200,000 of Olympiad funds be frozen for a lawsuit claiming that amount in...

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