Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: «We are adults and we trust each other»

The newly elected FIDE President and the 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov thanked everyone for their support and told us about their plans on further mutual cooperation. Read more »

Zakhar Efimenko: “Everything will be decided in the last round”

The key match of the 9th round between Ukraine and Azerbaijan looked like a draw. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov brilliantly defeated Vassily Ivanchuk, but Pavel Eljanov outplayed Rauf Mamedov to level the score. Ruslan Ponomariov drew with Teimour Radjabov, and a drawish ending arose on the 4th board in the game between Zakhar Efimenko and Eltaj Safarli... Read more »

Russia is unstoppable in the women section. Round 9 Report

Russian women team won the 9th match in a row at the 39th Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk. With just two rounds to go they are 4 points ahead of the nearest competitor, and nobody seems to doubt their overall victory. Read more »

Photo Report on the 9th day of the Olympiad

Bright moments of Olympiad 9th Round in the photo report the Olympiad Press Center journalists. Read more »

Silvio Danailov – is the new President of the European Chess Union

The elections of the European Chess Union President were held yesterday in the Chess Academy building in Khanty-Mansiysk.
There were 3 candidates for this post: Robert von Weizsacker, Germany, Ali Nihat Yazici, Turkey and Silvio Danailov, Bulgaria. Read more »

The most popular souvenirs of the Olympiad-2010

Here is our rating of the most popular souvenirs of the 39th Chess Olympiad, which you can buy at the Tennis Development Center, the Olympiad playing venue.
The third place goes to silver 3-roubel coins dedicated to the Olympiad. On the reverse side one can find the Earth, pawns, arrows and a part of the Khanty-Mansiysk emblem. Read more »

Veselin Topalov: “You need to believe in yourself!”

Veselin is a true chess professional. He is completely focused on his favorite sport. But he is bright and interesting person at the same time, and some of his interests are far beyond the chessboard. Read more »

Purity Maina: “We will pour the “newly born” over from head to toe with water!”

Kenya’s women’s national team first board together with our reporters congratulates Kenyan chess player Elizabeth Esavwa with her birthday. Read more »

Comments by Sergey Zagrebelny. Round 8

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

Video Report № 5 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 »

The team of Jamaica: «We have never seen snow»

The women’s team of Jamaica impressed us by their united spirit, sense of humor and original uniform. Together with the girls we welcomed the President of Jamaican Chess Federation and at the same time the captain of the men’s team Ian Wilkinson. Read more »

Fabiano Caruana: “Hope we will make chess popular in our country”

Artur Kogan, the captain of the Italian team, gathered young and promising players whose main secret is positive thinking. Mr. Kogan attended the press-conference with his best player Fabiano Caruana. Read more »

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