Month: September 2016
Jamaicans @ Baku 2016!
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…Read More »
2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #5
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!…Read More »
2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #4
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…Read More »
2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #3
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:…Read More »
2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #2
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…Read More »
2016 Chess Olympiad: Round #1
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…Read More »
Baku 2016: The Africans are Coming!
>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.…Read More »