The team of Russia won the gold medal in the women section of the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nadezhda Kosintsva, Tatiana Kosintseva, Natalia Pogonina, and Valentina Gunina brought the second consecutive Olympic gold for the Russian women team, continuing the reign that started in Khanty Mansiyks. Russia edged China on tiebreak, as both [...]
Armenia is the Chess Olympiad 2012 champion! The team of Armenia – Levon Aronian, Sergei Movsesian, Vladimir Akopian, Gabriel Sargissian, and Tigran Petrosian – won the gold medals in Istanbul after collecting 19,0/22,0 Match points. The team of Russia (silver medal) finished with the same match points, but worse tiebreak. Third place is for the [...]
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The 6th round of the 40th Chess Olympiad was a showcase of classic monster matches. When Godzilla and King Kong fight you don’t get in the way. You step back and watch the destruction hoping you don’t become collateral damage. You’re torn between wanting to see one of the monsters completely destroyed or having them [...]
Sophia’s visit was an incredibly pleasant surprise for both other sisters. As Susan lives in the USA, Judith lives in Hungary and Sophia – in Israel, sisters lack communication and try to catch opportunities to get together. Every year sisters meet during annual event – Polgar Chess Day. Sophia emphasized that she is very happy [...]
Video highlights from the start of round 6 by Vijay Kumar.
Interview with Wesley So about the Philippines team in the Chess Olympiad, his joining of the SPICE team program, his recent successful tournaments, and his future events.
Chess Olympiad 2012 round 4 video report from Istanbul.