Archive for September, 2016

The Olympiad ended less two weeks ago with the USA being crowned the champions for the next two years. The teams was among the favorites which included top seeded Russia, host Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia, Netherlands and defending champion, China. With Armenia absent, this site predicted USA, China and Azerbaijan. However, if one looks at the […]

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GM Maurice Ashley has had an eventful year with the Grand Chess Tour (U.S., France, Belgium), the Millionaire Chess African tour (Kenya, Madagascar and South Africa) and the Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan. From his posts on Facebook it was clear that the Brooklyn-based Grandmaster had developed a new vision. Then… less than a month […]

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Heading into the Baku Olympiad, there was heightened anticipation of how the USA would do given the two new additions on the team. Out were Gata Kamsky and Alexander Onischuk and in were Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So. These were very favorable replacements of two players who had served the national team admirably and helping […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #11Tuesday, 13 September 2016 Open Section USA 2½-1½ Canada Ukraine 3½-½ Ukraine Russia 3-1 Italy Turkmenistan 1-3 Azerbaijan 1 India 2-2 Norway Full Results Finally… the USA can call themselves Olympic champions in chess for the first time in 40 years! Led by Fabiano Caruana and with a strong supporting cast, […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #10Monday, 12 September 2016 Open Section Georgia 1½-2½ USA Czech Republic 1-3 Ukraine India 2-2 Russia England 2½-1½ Azerbaijan 1 Latvia 1-3 Canada Full Results USA and Ukraine win… tied doing into last round.Tiebreak advantage to Americans. Sam Shankland’s gold medal performance in Tromso Olympiad was a surprise, but perhaps people […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #9Sunday, 11 September 2016 Open Section Ukraine 2½-1½ India USA 3-1 Norway Iran 2-2 England Azerbaijan 1 1-3 Russia Latvia 2-2 Slovenia Full Results America racing to gold… Ukraine in dead heat Come on Magnus! Scandinavian is not a World Champion's opening! Photo: Eteri Kublashvili.#bakuchess pic.twitter.com/k79rrmnzAP — ChessBase India (@ChessbaseIndia) September […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #8Saturday, 10 September 2016 Open Section Russia ½-3½ USA Georgia 1-3 Ukraine England 3½-½ India Azerbaijan 1 ½-3½ Latvia Italy 3-1 Iran Full Results USA maintains lead… India soars…Ukraine sits Eljanov, crushes Georgia World Chess Olympiad – Round 8 Highlights https://t.co/CzkRzb2k3q pic.twitter.com/GxQacSI0QL — Baku Chess Olympiad (@bakuchessol2016) September 10, 2016 The […]

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Harrah’s Resort (Atlantic City, New Jersey) In less than a month Millionaire Chess will host their third edition of the high stakes chess tournament in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This new venue and lower entry fee hopes to give access to players who are located where the majority of the chess players are located and […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #7Friday, 9 September 2016 Open Section India ½-3½ USA Latvia 3-1 Netherlands Russia 3½-½ Czech Republic Croatia ½-3½ Azerbaijan 1 Georgia 3-1 Romania Full Results The USA brutally crush India… Russia back in hunt,USA-Russia showdown on tap! The USA is sending a loud message that the hype surrounding the “Dream Team” […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #6Thursday, 8 September 2016 Open Section India 2½-1½ Russia USA 2½-1½ Ukraine Czech Republic 2-2 Georgia Greece 2-2 Azerbaijan 1 Canada 2½-1½ Belarus Full Results India and the USA win… head for another showdown tomorrow! The rest day worked out well for the Indians. They became Internet sensation with the team […]

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Prior to traveling to Baku, Azerbaijan, Ian Wilkinson as the Jamaican national teams were received by the Honorable Olivia Grange. She was introduced to the Jamaican players and briefed on their success. Wilkinson, the President of the Jamaica Chess Federation since June 2003 and has been a pillar of leadership on the “land of “wood […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #5Tuesday, 6 September 2016 Open Section Ukraine 2½-1½ Russia India 2½-1½ Cuba USA 2-2 Czech Republic Romania 1-3 Azerbaijan 1 China 3-1 Italy Full Results Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee… Ukraine is knocking out top heavyweights… beating China, Yuriy takes down Yu Yangyi! Yu Yangyi suffered China’s first […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #4Monday, 5 September 2016 Open Section Ukraine 2½-1½ Russia India 2½-1½ Cuba USA 2-2 Czech Republic Romania 1-3 Azerbaijan 1 China 3-1 Italy Full Results Ukraine shocks Russia! The Kremlin must be scrambling for answers concerning the withering chess empire. The biggest shock was the Ivanchuk-less Ukraine beating Russia in today’s […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #3Sunday, 4 September 2016 Open Section Moldova 1-3 Russia Cuba 2½-1½ Poland Azerbaijan 2 1-3 India Azerbaijan 1 3-1 Hungary Netherlands 2½-1½ Vietnam Full Results Cuba beats Poland… joins Russia and others on 3/3 The Chess Drum picked the following top five team to finish Olympiad: USA, China, Azerbaijan, Russia, Cuba. […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #2Saturday, 3 September 2016 Open Section Russia 4-0 Turkmenistan Scotland ½-3½ USA China 3½-½ Belgium Macedonia 0-4 Azerbaijan Albania ½-3½ Ukraine Full Results Favorites hold, but many top teams shedding half-points In the second round of the Olympiad, there are more competitive battles and the beginning of the regional rivalries. However, […]

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2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #1Friday, 2 September 2016 Open Section Nigeria 0-4 Russia USA 4-0 Andorra Kosovo 0-4 China Azerbaijan 4-0 Zimbabwe Ukraine 4-0 Jordan Full Results Favorites dominate, but Sudan draws Bulgaria… FM Tagelsir crushes GM Nikolic in a mating attack! First round matches in the Olympiad are usually character-building experiences for lower-rated teams […]

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Today the 2016 Olympiad games will officially open with the Opening Ceremonies with 181 teams representing 176 countries. Many of these countries represent the best that each country has to offer. Within the last decade that generally meant a permanent balance of power tilting to Western Europe and North America. With the emergence of Asian […]

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