Tromso: Female chess stars at the Olympiad

Tromso: Female chess stars at the Olympiad Remember when top women chess players were stereotyped as elderly matrons? Well, times have changed and today, and today they look more like film or sports stars. And we can prove it: there are many wonderful video interviews conducted by GM Daniel King with top women from our Olympiad studio in Tromsø. Many of the interviews are online for you to watch. Enjoy.   Female chess stars in Tromsø             Tania also gave Daniel King a post-game interview which one of the spectators commented thus: I saw...

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2014 Chess Olympiad: Round #6

Round 6 on 2014/08/08 at 14:00 Vietnám Magyarország Quang Liem Le (2710) Lékó Péter (2740) Ngoc Truong Son Nguyen (2634) Balogh Csaba (2637) Duc Hoa Nguyen (2501) Almási Zoltán (2690) Huynh Minh Huy Nguyen (2507) Polgár Judit (2676) Kína Magyarország Hou Yifan (2661) Hoang Thanh Trang (2485) Ju Wenjun (2559) Mádl Ildikó (2347) Zhao Xue (2508) Gara Anita (2327) Tan Zhongyi (2468) Gara Tícia (2321) 08 August – Round 6 Round 6 board pairings: Carlsen’s challenge In terms of team clashes Round 6 of the Chess Olympiad is perhaps not quite the...

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Banca Feroviara Open 2014

Banca Feroviara Open 2014 Arad Open 2014 – Banca Feroviara Open 2014 – 4-10 august 2014 U8, U10 si U12 Open – 5-10 august 2014 – Berkes Ferenc,Balog Imre, Nagy Gábor, Gledura Benjámin, Varga Klára, Dudás Eszter, Marjanovics Annamária… Alphabetical list of players No. Name RtgI RtgN FED Club/City 1 GM Abramovic Bosko 2457 0 SRB SERBIA 2 CM Acsinte Matei-Ionut 2020 2058 ROU Csm Focsani 2007 3 WFM Adoamnei Roxana-Antonela 2020 2020 ROU Cs Universitatea Arad 4 I Alb Flavius-Robert 1720 1720 ROU Acs Sah Club Vados Arad 5 I Alboni...

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Chess Olympiad Preview, Evening before the rest day

Chess Olympiad Preview, Evening before the rest day Rest Day in Tromso After five grueling rounds it was time for the players to relax a little and enjoy the city of Tromso. Most players preferred to take a walk around the city and explore some of the beautiful views this place has to offer; a common activity was for players to go “up the mountain” and take pictures. However some teams were more adventurous, especially the Italian national team! Free Day It is the halfway point in the Olympiad and that means it is the first free day in the Olympiad. The players took time to rest...

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Chess Olympiad round 5 preview – Sakkolimpia 5 forduló Hungary

Férficsapatunk a 175 nevezett csapat rangsorában az ötödik a rajtlistán A női válogatott pedig a 13. Leko Peter Performance rating 2716 FIDE rtg +/- -0.8 Rapport Richard Performance rating 2412 FIDE rtg +/- -14.4 Almasi Zoltan Performance rating 2700 FIDE rtg +/- 3.0 Polgar Judit Performance rating 3030 FIDE rtg +/- 2.6 Balogh Csaba Performance rating 2765 FIDE rtg +/- 6.7 Rank after Round 5 – Open Hungary 20 Team-Composition with round-results – Open   20. Hungary (HUN / RtgAvg:2703, Captain: HORVATH Tamas / TB1: 8 / TB2:...

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