In Moscow has been held a presentation of the 39th World Chess Olympiad

                                                                                                                                               Press release

August 27, 2010     
Moscow

In Moscow has been held a presentation
 of the 39th World Chess Olympiad.

August 26, 2010 in Moscow the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra Natalia Komarova and the Chairman of the Board of “Gazprom Neft”, Alexander Dyukov held a presentation on the conduct of the 39th World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Natalia Komarova told about the readiness of Ugra to organize the 39th World Chess Olympiad, the Assembly and the 81st Congress of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). FIDE events will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk from September 20 to October 3, 2010.

“This year, the Russian Federation is taking a sporting event of world significance – the 39th World Chess Olympiad, which will bring together the players from 158 countries around the world, - said Governor of the Autonomous Okrug Natalia Komarova. - The task of the Government of Ugra and the organizing committee is to ensure the holding of this event at the highest level.”

Natalia Komarova and Alexander Dyukov, the Chairman of Gazprom Neft, the General Sponsor of the Olympiad, told at the presentation about the commissioning of new and the reconstruction of existing sports facilities and infrastructure in Khanty-Mansiysk, required for quality FIDE events in accordance with international standards and requirements.

 “We are proud to have contributed to the fact that such a landmark for the world chess events as the World Chess Olympiad, the Assembly and the Congress of the International Chess Federation will be held this year in Russia, in Ugra, - said the Chairman of the Board of “Gazprom Neft”, Alexander Dyukov .– The construction of Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk is a spectacular result of consistent work of the Company to increase the efficiency of regional programs and partnerships with the administrations and the public in the territories of the company.”

Chess Academy is one of the main facilities, which has specially being built for the World Chess Olympiad. Congress and the Assembly of the International Chess Federation will be held here. There will be held during the congress FIDE presidential elections and the capital of World Chess Olympiad 2014.

Natalia Komarova has also told about the technical innovations that will be used during the World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk. For the first time the most interesting games will be commented by supercomputer BlueGene.On the basis of its own algorithms, it will select from 600 simultaneous games the most interesting 20, and then transmit them via the Internet. He will comment the games in three languages. The Governor of Ugra stressed that the development of the software was made by Russian specialists.

The 39th World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk will have a record number of participants. This year it will be attended by 1,376 players from 158 countries, 67 foreign and 66 Russian referees, as well as 1,000 officials and representatives of Russian and foreign media.

According to the number of countries submitted at it the World Chess Olympiad is on the third place after the Summer Olympic Games and World Championships in Athletics.

The 39th World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk opens an account of the international Olympic competitions in Russia: it is followed by the XXVII Universiade 2013 in Kazan and the XXII Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi.