The Chess Olympiad 2016 will take place 1-22 September in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The Chess Olympiad 2016 has set a participation record. The previous competition held in Norway was joined by 172 countries, while the Baku Chess Olympiad will involve 180+ countries. The favorites in the open competition by rating are Russia (average 2760 ELO), USA (2740), China (2735), Azerbaijan (2705), Ukraine (2688), France (2678), Poland (2672), and England (2672). In the women section top teams are China (2528), Russia (2493), Ukraine (2485), Georgia (2474), India (2410), and USA (2376).
Here you can follow all games from the women section with analysis. Click here for the Chess Olympiad 2016 live in the open section
New databases released
New databases have been published by top GMs. The former top 10 GM Kiril Georgiev releases his complete knowledge on the Nimzo Indian from the black side, while GM Delchev published Vienna Variation of the QGD. Both have previous databases on the Chessdom shop: The complete Berlin against Ruy Lopez by GM Georgiev and Catalan + King’s Indian by GM Delchev