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News ‘November, 2008’

The Gaprindashvili cup has been stolen

The Gaprindashvili cup has been stolen

unfortunate incident on the way back to Ukraine Ukraine receiving the trophy a few days ago at the Dresden Olympiad Leonid Timoshenko, a representative of the Ukrainian Chess Federation, has had a precious diamond he was carrying stolen. He was accompanying a diamond-encrusted cup, which had been won by the Ukrainian National Chess Team in [...]

Morozevich and Jakovenko talking about the Olympiad

Morozevich and Jakovenko talking about the Olympiad

“I do not like to write it all to bad luck”, Morozevich said to TK Sports correspondent Dmitry Lukashov, “The fact that Armenia won the second consecutive gold is not a random coincidence. This is the second Chess Olympiad where we were unable to overcome the psychological barrier, so now we need to seriously think about the situation.”

Russian captain blames bad luck

Russian captain blames bad luck

“While I do not like the term and understand that it sounds hollow, but in a sense, we were clearly out of luck. We have lost everything that we could, and gained nothing. None of the opponents presented us with even half a point. This is pure bad luck.” (Pictured – Alexander Grischuk)

Chess Olympiad 2012

Chess Olympiad 2012

The 78th FIDE Congress held during the 38th Chess Olympiad taking place from 12 to 25 November 2008 in Dresden ended as another organizational triumph for the Turkish Chess Federation, representing one of the most rapidly developing chess countries in the world.

Chess Olympiad 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey

Chess Olympiad 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey

2012 Olympiad had a very strong governmental, bureaucratic and sponsors which played a major role in the election of Istanbul has a host.
Apart from Istanbul being one of the most attractive metropolitans into the world, the traffic jam problem is on the way to a clear-cut solution, which improved, compared to 2000.

Ukraine take Gaprindashvilicup at the Chess Olympiad

Ukraine take Gaprindashvilicup at the Chess Olympiad

close race for the top positins Gaprindashvilicup is given to the best federation and is the sum of open + women points. The tiebreaks are the same as in the standings. 1 Ukraine 35 755 2 Armenia 35 753.5 3 United States of America 34 752.5 4 Georgia 34 732.5 5 Russia 33 742 6 [...]

Anand victorious welcome in India

Anand victorious welcome in India

the World Chess Champion coming back today It could be a long flight from Spain to Chennai for Viswanathan Anand. But he will have to wait longer for home food. The world champion, coming home for the first time since he beat Vladimir Kramnik in Bonn last month, is set to be accorded a grand [...]

Kamsky agrees to play with Topalov in Sofia

Kamsky agrees to play with Topalov in Sofia

Even though it is a rest day at the Chess Olympiad, Chessdom is again live from Dresden. Kamsky has agreed to the conditions and the match Topalov – Kamsky will take place in Sofia. Tonight the two grandmasters will sign the official documents. Expect details in a few minutes on Chessdom.com!

Chips website started functioning

Chips website started functioning

FIDE mass media committee For the attention of chess journalists, periodicals and all chess lovers, the website of FIDE CHIPS Committee at www.chipsfide.com started to function. The website intends to present materials on chess magazines and famous chess journalists and editors. Here one will also find information on the activities and accreditations terms of press [...]

Chess Olympiad 2008 standings women section

Chess Olympiad 2008 standings women section

Georgia take gold, Ukraine silver, USA bronze Tie break 1: Match points (2 for win, 1 for Draw, 0 for Loss) Tie break 2: Olympiad tiebreak (read more here) Olympiad standings 1 Georgia 18 411.5 2 Ukraine 18 406.5 3 United States of America 17 390.5 4 Russia 17 367 5 Poland 17 364.5 6 [...]

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