All News


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...

  • Main Partners

  • Official Partners

  • Partners

  • Ambassadors

Register
or

Create your free account now to get started!

I am aged 16 or older.

By clicking ‘Register’ you agree to our terms and conditions and confirm you have read our privacy policy, including the section on the use of cookies.

Lost your password? We'll send you a link to reset it!

After submitting this form you'll receive an email with the reset password link. If you still can't access your account please contact our customer service.

Data Consent Details

We respect your privacy and data protection guidelines.

Using chess24 requires the storage of some personal data, as set out below. You can find additional information in our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, Disclaimer and Terms of Website Use. Please note that your data settings can be changed at any time by clicking on the Data Settings link in the footer at the bottom of our website.

data details

Necessary Data

Some data is technically necessary to be able to visit the page at all. A so-called cookie stores identifiers that make it possible to respond to your individual requests. It contains a session ID - a unique, anonymous user ID combined with an authentication identifier (user_data). A security identifier (csrf) is also stored to prevent a particular type of online attack. All of these fields are alpha-numeric, with almost no relation to your real identity. The only exception is that we monitor some requests with the IP address that you are currently using, so that we are able to detect malicious use or system defects. Additionally, a technical field is stored (singletab) to ensure that some interactions are only processed in the browser tab that is currently active. For example, a new chess game will not be opened in all your current tabs. We use your local storage to save the difference between your local clock and our server time (serverUserTimeOffset), so that we are able to display the date and time of events correctly for you. You can also enable more data fields, as described in the other sections. Your personal decision on which data storage to enable is also stored as necessary information (consent).

Settings Data

We offer a range of personal settings for your convenience. Options include which opponents you prefer to be paired against, your preferred chessboard and pieces, the board size, the volume setting of the video player, your preferred language, whether to show chat or chess notation, and more. You can use our web page without storing this data, but if you would like to have your individual settings remembered we recommend enabling this feature. For logged-in registered users this setting is mandatory to store information about your privacy settings, users you have blocked and your friendship settings. As a registered user we also store your data consent in these settings.

Social Media Data

We embed a Twitter feed showing activity for the hashtag #c24live and also make it possible to share content in social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If you enable this option social networks are able to store data in your cookies or local storage for the purpose of these features.

Statistics Data

We would like to measure how our page is used with Google Analytics, so that we can decide which features to implement next and how to optimize our user experience. If you enable this feature Google will store your device identifiers and we will send tracking events (such as page requests) to Google Analytics. These have no direct relationship to your person except for the IP address currently being used.

Marketing Data

To help cover the cost of free services we would like to show you advertisements from our partner networks. Members of these networks store data on the banners shown to you and try to deliver ads that are relevant. If you choose not to allow this kind of data we have to show more anonymous advertisements and will be more limited in the free services we can offer.

Other Data

For registered users we store additional information such as profile data, chess games played, your chess analysis sessions, forum posts, chat and messages, your friends and blocked users, and items and subscriptions you have purchased. You can find this information in your personal profile. A free registration is not required to use this application. If you decide to contact the support team a ticket is created with information that includes your name and email address so that we can respond to your concern. This data is processed in the external service Zendesk. If you subscribe to a newsletter or are registered we would like to send you occasional updates via email. You can unsubscribe from newsletters and as a registered user you can apply several mail settings to control how your email address is used. For newsletters we transfer your email address and username to the external service MailChimp. If you buy content or subscriptions on chess24 we work with the payment service provider Adyen, which collects your payment data and processes information about the payment such as fraud protection data.