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Chess Olympiad 2010 final standings women

Chess Olympiad 2010 final standings women

Chess Olympiad 2010 standings.

Chess Olympiad 2010 standings

Chess Olympiad 2010 standings

Tiebreak criteria 1. the sum of Sonneborn-Berger points, which are calculated as follows:
match points of each opponent, excluding the opponent who scored the lowest number of match points, multiplied by the number of game points achieved against this opponent;
2. by the number of the game points scored;
3. by the sum of the match points of all the teams opponents, excluding the lowest one.

Dean Ippolito going for a World Record

Dean Ippolito going for a World Record

International Master Dean Ippolito from New Jersey is attempting to break the record of 500 simultaneous chess games. The record attempt will take place on Saturday, November 27, 2010, in the HealthQuest Sports Dome located at the Jack Cust Baseball Academy in Flemington, NJ. The 140,000 square-foot dome is the largest sports dome in the United States and is the perfect setting to bring this World Record back home to the United States.

Karpov will be Kasparov’s puppet

Karpov will be Kasparov’s puppet

“This is the chance for Karpov, but also for Kasparov, who during a stay and lobbying in Sarajevo said – that in case of victory he would be the actual president of FIDE, and Karpov will be his puppet.”

Chess Olympiad 2010 round 11 LIVE!

Chess Olympiad 2010 round 11 LIVE!

Welcome to the 2010 Chess Olympiad live at Chessdom.com! At this article you can view the daily live games from the Chess Olympiad, with computer analysis, pgn download, and Grandmaster commentary for the top games.

Chess Olympiad 2010, two days before the start

Chess Olympiad 2010, two days before the start

Two days are left to the start of the Chess Olympiad 2010 in Khanty Mansiysk. Some of the players have already arrived in Ugra, others are still on the way.
The players themselves are commenting on their team possibilities. Here are the opinions of GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, GM Luke McShane, and GM Avetik Grigoryan, as well as the interesting detail of the presence of the ESPN network at the event.

Fantasy Chess Olympiad 2010

Fantasy Chess Olympiad 2010

This year’s Chess Olympics fall on the 5th anniversary of what is arguably the best and most exciting Chess blog in the world. To celebrate the occasion, Scacchierando offers a € 100 1st prize which will go to the overall winner of the competition.

Letter of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to Michael Bloomberg

Letter of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to Michael Bloomberg

As President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), and as a person who has always supported inter religious understanding, I propose the construction of an International Chess Center at the site in question. Chess is a unique and intellectual game, it came to the West from the East, unites every country, and it has affinities with every religion equally. My dream as President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) is that chess becomes the only “battlefield” between East and West. Perhaps this is not yet possible, but we will do all we can to ease these tensions. At the International Chess Center, which would be erected in the immediate vicinity of Ground Zero, there would be a free chess school for children, national and international tournaments, and other educational and charitable activities.

FIDE wants to build a chess center on the ground of the Twin Towers in New York (updated)

FIDE wants to build a chess center on the ground of the Twin Towers in New York (updated)

“We turned to the mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, who is also owner of this land, with a proposal to buy it for 10 million. We are now waiting for an answer and are ready to send our representatives,” said Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

FIDE Trainers’ Seminar in Rijeka, Croatia

FIDE Trainers’ Seminar in Rijeka, Croatia

Objective – To educate and certify Trainers and Chess-Teachers on an international basis. This FIDE Trainers Seminar for FIDE Trainer Titles Diploma is approved by FIDE and the FIDE Trainers Commission (TRG). The seminar is co-organised by the FIDE Trainers Commission (TRG), the Croatian Chess Federation and the Chess Club ‘Rijeka’.

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