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Top Boards (Open) USA 2½-1½ Russia Philippines 0½-3½ China Armenia 2½-1½ Germany Poland 2-2 Azerbaijan Ukraine 3-1 France Full Results Miracle on Board? Nakamura topples Kramnik in gladiator matchup.Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Not exactly a miracle, but perhaps “shocking” is what is used to describe Russia’s loss to the USA in round nine. With the […]

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Top Boards (Open) Russia 2½-1½ Ukraine China 2-2 Azerbaijan Armenia 3-1 Uzbekistan Macedonia 1-3 United States Germany 2½-1½ Hungary Full Results Wow! What a tragedy for Vassily Ivanchuk who sat at the board after his draw with Kramnik with his head in his hands. Ivanchuk had to win to save the Russia-Ukraine match and may […]

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Top Boards (Open) Azerbaijan 1½-2½ Russia China 2½-1½ Armenia Philippines 2-2 Hungary Ukraine 2½-1½ Spain Moldova 1½-2½ Germany Full Results With only four rounds remaining, the favorites are rising to the top. Russia, China, the Ukraine, Armenia and the USA have the top five spots after seven rounds. Armenia lost ground with a loss to […]

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Top Boards (Open) Russian Federation 2-2 Armenia Azerbaijan 3-1 Croatia Germany 2-2 United States Czech Republic 1½-2½ Spain Philippines 2½-1½ Bulgaria Full Results (Open) On The Chess Drum’s first day on site at the 40th Chess Olympiad, nothing could convey the electricity in the air more than being person and feeling the tension of the […]

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Top Boards (Open) Armenia 2½-1½ Ukraine Hungary 1½-2½ Russia Germany 2-2 Montenegro Croatia 2½-1½ France United States 2-2 Czech Republic Full Results Here comes Armenia!Photo by Arman Karakhayan. The plot thickens. At the first break and at the midway point, Armenia has made the climb to the top ekeing out slim 2½-1½ victories. This round […]

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Top Boards (Open) USA 2-2 India Russia 3-1 China Azerbaijan 2-2 Germany France 2-2 England Philippines 1½-2½ Armenia Full Results The contenders are beginning to rise to fore as many of the heavyweights are now facing off in crucial contests. Russia got a crucial win by beating China handily 3-1 with Grischuk crushing Wang Yue […]

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Top Boards (Open) Slovakia 2-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Venezuela ½-3½ United States Faroe Islands ½-3½ Azerbaijan France 2½-1½ Bulgaria England 3-1 Cuba Ukraine 2½-1½ Israel Armenia 2½-1½ Spain Slovenia 1-3 India Iran 0-4 Germany Romania 1-3 China Full Results Hikaru Nakamura is on a mission. Photo by David Llada. The plot is thickening as the […]

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Top Boards (Open) Qatar 1-3 Ukraine USA 3½-½ Lithuania Azerbaijan 3½-½ Ireland Peru ½-3½ France India 3-1 Turkey 2016 Cuba 3½-½ ICSC Costa Rica 0-4 Poland Greece 1-3 Russia China 3½-½ Italy England 2½-1½ Brazil Full Results Modiakhi had just played 53.Qc8 attacking the rook. Perhaps with time running low, Ivanchuk blundered with 53…Rc6?? and […]

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Top Boards (Open) Dominican Republic ½-3½ Russia Ukraine 4-0 Iraq Bolivia 1-3 Armenia Hungary 3-1 Kyrgyzstan Jordan 0-4 USA China 3½-½ Zambia Luxembourg 0-4 Azerbaijan France 4-0 Zimbabwe Malaysia 2½-1½ Netherlands Andorra ½-3½ England Full Results After a spectacular opening, the wait is over and the fireworks in Istanbul have begun! In the Olympiad, the […]

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The audience got an entertaining display of folkloric dance. Photos by David Llada, Anastasiya Karlovich for FIDE.com.. The 2012 Chess Olympiad has already broken records for attendance with 158 teams registered for the marquee chess event. At the Opening Ceremonies of the 40th Chess Olympiad Games, there was the posting of the Turkish national flag, […]

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