Women’s Olympiad 2016: China Win Gold

September 15, 2016

After playing five-rounds, the competitors of the 42nd Olympiad, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, had a rest day on Wednesday 7th September. The question was, could Russia and the Ukraine continue to dominate the standings when play resumed, on Thursday 8th September. As was the case in my half way round-up, […check it out!]

Women’s Olympiad 2016: Half Way Round-Up

September 12, 2016

The 42nd Chess Olympiad is currently underway in Baku, Azerbaijan. 150 teams are competing in the Open section, with 140 in the Women’s section. For this report I will concentrate on the Women’s section, with a separate report for the Open section. Round 1: Just as in the Open section, […check it out!]

Baku Olympiad 2016: Half Way Round-Up

September 7, 2016

The 42nd Chess Olympiad is currently underway in Baku, Azerbaijan. 150 teams are competing in the Open section, with 140 in the Women’s section. For this report I will concentrate on the Open section, with a separate report for the Women’s section. Round 1: The opening round saw no surprises […check it out!]

42nd Chess Olympiad: All Eyes on Baku

September 1, 2016

The 42nd Chess Olympiad will open on September 1st, (round-one, September 2nd), in Baku, Azerbaijan. Staged in the city’s Crystal Hall, (a $350-million, 25,000 capacity stadium, built to host the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest), the event will consist of two sections, Open and Women. 180 teams will contest the Open […check it out!]