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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Closing Ceremonies

    Uzbekistan proved that a new chess era has unfolded. The closing of the 2022 Chess Olympiad happened with an exciting future ahead. As the generations of players drop from elite status or retire, new stars are rising. This reality was on full display when Uzbekistan and India 2 stood on…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Uzbekistan, Ukraine win!

    2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #11 Tuesday, 9 August 2022 The famous Uzbek talents we’ve heard about for so long have arrived! Photo by Stev Bonhage Before round 11, there was a lot of tension in the hall as the finale of the 2022 Chess Olympiad unfolded. The young team from…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #10

    2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #10 Monday, 8 August 2022 One day Dommaraju Gukesh was touted as a national hero having won eight straight games; a couple of days later, he was the culprit for India losing a crucial match in round 10. Chess can be brutal as a sporting activity.…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #9

    2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #9 Sunday, 7 August 2022 While Nodirbek Abdusattrov gets the most attention, Javokhir Sindarov has had a solid result and scored a timely victory against Armenia. Photo by Steve Bonhage. Another group of teenagers is leading the 2022 Chess Olympiad. Uzbekistan has broken into the lead…

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  • Dvorkovich reelected FIDE President!

    A triumphant Arkady Dvorkovich acknowledges victory as Deputy President Viswanathan Anand looks on. Photo by David Llada. Arkady Dvorkovich was reelected at the FIDE General Assembly by an overwhelming electoral vote of 157-16 over competitor Anrdii Baryshpolets. This was after the surprising withdrawal of the Bachar Kouatly and Ian Wilkinson,…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #8

    2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #8 Saturday, 6 August 2022 The plot thickened in round #8. Armenia toppled India 1 on the strength of Gabriel “Mr. Olympus” Sargissian. His win over Pentala Harikrishna continued a surprising run at this Olympiad. Perhaps few outside of Armenia would have picked the team vying…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #7

    2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #7 Friday, 5 August 2022 After round #7, things are heating up at the 2022 Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India. The Indian women are still holding on to a perfect team score with 7/7 while Dommaraju Gukesh is on a blistering 7/7 for the Open Section.…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #6

    2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #6 Wednesday, 3 August 2022 Exciting action in round #6 at the 2022 Chess Olympiad today. As we are past the halfway mark, there has been a pleasant surprise emerging with Armenia leading the Open Section. Armenia is a well-known chess power, but since the loss…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #5

    2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #5 Tuesday, 2 August 2022 INDIA 2 Sitting: Baskaran AdhibanStanding (L-R): Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Dommaraju Gukesh, Nihal Sarin Nearing the halfway mark, there are a few surprises at the 44th Chess Olympiad in round #5. India 2, the team of phenoms and a bronze medalist lead the…

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  • 2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #4

    2022 Chess Olympiad: Round #4Monday, 1 August 2022 Today was an interesting day. We had some upsets in Round #4… both individual and team. One result that had the chess world buzzing was Nodirbek Abdusattarov’s win over Fabiano Caruana. The 17-year-old Uzbek prodigy turned heads after beating Magnus Carlsen in…

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