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Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 – Side Events

Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 – Side Events

The Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 announces the side events which will take place along with the main competition. – 9 Blitz tournaments: Prizes in each tournament. Overall Prizes for best total performance in the tournaments. Total prize fund 60,000 NOK (7250 EUR) – 1 Tournament over 3 days. Total prize fund 40,000 NOK (4800 EUR)

Tromsø Chess Olympiad signs KPMG as main partner, but still millions short

Tromsø Chess Olympiad signs KPMG as main partner, but still millions short

Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 announced that KPMG has become one of the main partners of the Chess Olympiad to take place in Tromsø in the first half of August. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services in 155 countries worldwide. Børge Robertsen, Managing Director of Tromsø Chess Olympiad [...]

Interview with Antoaneta Stefanova

Interview with Antoaneta Stefanova

The Bulgarian star received her first chess guidance from her father at the age of 4, and just three years later she already made her name by winning the Sofia Championship. In the twinkling of an eye Antoaneta’s results bore the resemblance to the snowball effect, culminating with her win of the 10th World Women [...]

New Zealand Teams for Chess Olympiad in Tromsø

New Zealand Teams for Chess Olympiad in Tromsø

The New Zealand Chess Federation is pleased to announce the following teams in board order for the 2014 Tromsø Chess Olympiad: Open Team 1. IM Puchen Wang 2. IM Russell Dive 3. FM Luke Li 4. IM Anthony Ker 5. FM Ben Hague Non-travelling reserves: David Guthrie, FM Bob Smith, FM Stephen Lukey Women’s Team [...]

Germany set for the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø

Germany set for the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø

The German national captain GM Dorian Rogozenco has nominated the teams for the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. The men’s team will consist of GM Arkadij Naiditsch (Elo 2706), GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Elo 2686), GM Georg Meier (Elo 2636), GM Daniel Fridman (Elo 2616) and GM David Baramidze (Elo 2610). In the women’s team [...]

Open Letter of Georgian Chess Federation

Open Letter of Georgian Chess Federation

As a result of our commitment and energy Georgian Government allocated unprecedented amount of money (14 462 500 Euros) from the state budget for holding both above mentioned competitions.

Players applied for the Australian Chess Teams

Players applied for the Australian Chess Teams

Jamie Kenmure informs about the players and team captains who have applied for the Australian Team for the Chess Olympiad in Tromso. Open: Ari Dale, Junta Ikeda, Max Illingworth, Moulthun Ly, Rishi Sardana, David Smerdon, Anton Smirnov, Stephen Solomon, John-Paul Wallace Women: Sarah Anton, Arianne Caoili, Irina Berezina, Biljana Dekic, Emma Guo, Katherine Jarek, Giang [...]

European Chess Union: A Union Of The Many

European Chess Union: A Union Of The Many

“ECU Back to Europe” has announced the platform of Zurab Azmaiparashvili’s Campaign Team for the ECU elections 2014. In Tromsø the Azmaiparashvili Campaign will unveil the first ECU General Sponsorship contract for €400,000 over four years, with the goal of finding two more such sponsors in year two, more than doubling the ECU annual budget. [...]

Zurab Azmaiparashvili about the Chess Olympiad bid

Zurab Azmaiparashvili about the Chess Olympiad bid

In effect, we passed many hard days, almost losing any hope to make a bid, but finally, with big efforts from our federation, the ministry, friends and especially the current PM Irakli Garibashvili and of course Bidzina Ivanishvili we succeeded to submit the bid!

FIDE Presidential Board in Khanty-Mansiysk

FIDE Presidential Board in Khanty-Mansiysk

The 1st quarter FIDE Presidential Board was held on 30th March at the conference room of Ugra Classic Complex in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The meeting was opened by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhninov and Khanty-Mansiysk Mayor and Ugra Chess Federation President Vassily Filipenko. Mayor Vassily Filipenko welcomed the guests and wished a pleasant stay in Khanty-Mansiysk. President [...]

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