Michal Konopka: “Czech Republic produces a new chess genius every 20 years”

The players from Czech Republic prepared for the Olympiad quite seriously. Women had a 3-day training session, men participated in individual training. This information was revealed by the captain of the Czech team Michal Konopka and his reserve player Vlastimil Babula. Read more »

Bella Igla: “This is my fourth Olympiad, and it is organized better than the previous ones”

The Israeli women team came to the Olympiad trying to prove that they can compete for the top places. Below you can find the press-conference of their captain Vitaly Golod and Bella Igla, who plays on the second board.   Read more »

Comments by Sergey Zagrebelny. Russian women team

The report of the interesting  games of the Russian women's team is proposed to the attention of the readers by GM Sergey Zagrebelny Read more »

The agreement on creation of Afro-Asian Chess Association was signed in Khanty-Mansiysk

The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the Continental President for Asia Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nehyan and the Continental President for Africa Lakhdar Mazouz have signed an agreement on the creation of Afro-Asian Chess Association. Read more »


Michael Adams is one of the few people who are not offended by their nicknames – "Spiderman", it fully reflects the style of the Grandmaster. Despite his fame, he remains a simple and responsive guy. But it is only in life, and at the board his creed is one hundred percent calmness. Read more »

Golden Autumn of Russian women chess players

The women’s team Russia-1 in its complete composition with Tatiana Kosintseva, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Alisa Galliamova and Valentina Gunina as well as their captain Yury Dohoyan and their coaches Alexey Korotylev and Alexander Chernin shared their impressions on the great Olympic victory with us. Read more »

The last working day of the FIDE General Assambly

Bright moments of the last working day of FIDE General Assembly in the photo report the Olympiad Press Center journalists. Read more »

Kara Asli: “We will open the official site of the Olympiad and say: you are congratulated on your birthday even here!”

Selen Sop, the member of the Turkish national team celebrated her birthday on 2 October. The official representative of the Turkish Chess Federation Kara Asli, her teammate Emel Kaya together with our press centre congratulated her on her day. Read more »

Anatoly Karpov is assigned FIDE Representative to International Organizations

The assignment was announced at one of the working sessions of the 81st FIDE Congress.
«His great prestige and popularity worldwide will enable Anatoly Evgenievich to decently represent chess in such organizations as International Olympic Committee, UNESCO and UNICEF», – was emphasized by the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Read more »

The 41st World Chess Olympiad will be hosted by Norwegian Tromso

On its last working day the FIDE General Assembly of the 81st FIDE Congress was taking the decision on the venue of the 41st World Chess Olympiad 2014. There were two cities bidding to host the world forum – Bulgarian Albena and Norwegian Tromso. The bidding procedure lasted several days including presentations of the candidates - candidates and discussions of the issue.
As a result the majority of FIDE delegates voted for Norway as the hosting country of the 41st World Chess Olympiad 2014. Read more »

Comments by Sergey Zagrebelny. Round 10

The report of the most brilliant games of the tenth round is proposed to the attention of the readers by GM Sergey Zagrebelny Read more »

Video Report № 6 of "Ugra" TV Company

The TV Company “Ugra” prepares stories on the most interesting moments of chess battles and backstage events of the 39th World Chess Olympiad that is taking place here in Khanty-Mansiysk from 20 September to 4 October 2010.  Read more »

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