Chess Federation of Canada has announced the lineups for the World Chess Olympiad, which will be held in August in Istanbul, Turkey.
Grandmaster Bator Sambuev, 2011 Canadian Chess Champion
International Master Leonid Gerzhoy
International Master Nikolay Noritsyn, 2007 Canadian Chess Champion
International Master Eric Hansen
International Master Edward Porper, 2009 Canadian Open Chess Champion
Captain FIDE Master Victor Plotkin
Woman International Master Natalia Khoudgarian, 2011 Canadian Women’s Chess Champion
Iulia Lacau-Rodean, 2011 Canadian Women’s Chess Championship – 2nd
Woman Candidate Master Alexandra Botez, 2011 British Columbia Women’s Closed Chess Champion
Woman Candidate Master Jackie Peng, 2011 Canadian Amateur Chess Champion.
Woman Candidate Master Liza Orlova, 2011 Canadian Girls U18 Champion
Captain FIDE Master Jura Ochkoos
The CFC is raising funds to send the teams to Istanbul – Donation page
Message from Michael von Keitz, President of the Chess Federation of Canada:
In 2010, the 39th Chess Olympiad saw 149 teams from 141 countries converge in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia to do battle over the sixty-four squares.
Canada was there and made itself known with Mark Bluvshtein’s defeat of then-World #2 Veselin Topalov, which was reminiscient of Pascal Charbonneau’s victory over then-World #2 Vishy Anand at the same event in 2006.
Do not discount the “impossible” at the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey this fall. It is through your generous support that Canada’s success on the world stage continues. On behalf of the players, thank you for investing in our country’s promising future.