President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has thanked Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and the country's Chess Federation for the “excellent” organization of the 42nd Chess Olympiad. In an interview with AZERTAC, Ilyumzhinov said all delegates to the FIDE ...

Mahir Mammadov: “This award is not only mine – it belongs to the whole Operating Committee”

14.09.2016 [18:58]
The Director of the Baku Chess Olympiad Operating Committee, Mahir Mammadov, has talked to the media about the outcomes of the 42nd Chess Olympiad. The press service of the Baku Chess Olympiad publishes this interview ...

FIDE President awards Director of Baku Chess Olympiad Operating Committee

14.09.2016 [18:37]
A reception has been hosted for the participants of the 87th FIDE Congress in Baku. Addressing the event, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov spoke about the 42nd Chess Olympiad. “The Baku Chess Olympiad is drawing to a close. However, I can say with ...

2020 Chess Olympiad to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk

14.09.2016 [18:35]
The 2020 Chess Olympiad will be held in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk. This decision was adopted by the FIDE General Assembly in Baku. In addition to Khanty-Mansiysk, Argentina and Slovakia were contenders for hosting the Chess Olympiad. After ...

Baku Chess Olympiad closes with solemn ceremony VIDEO

13.09.2016 [23:50]
The 42nd Chess Olympiad has ended with a solemn closing ceremony at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku. Participants in the ceremony included Chairman of the Organizing Committee of Baku Chess Olympiad, Azerbaijan`s first Deputy Prime Minister Yaqub Eyyubov ...

USA and China win Baku Chess Olympiad

13.09.2016 [22:42]
The United States of America have won their first Olympic gold medals since 1976 after a grueling and exciting last round. Despite clearly outrating opponents and neighbors Canada, they could only manage a 2.5-1.5 win. This gave rivals Ukraine a chance to overtake them on tie-breaks; they did put in a spirited performance ...

World Chess Olympiad - Round 10 Highlights

13.09.2016 [10:58]
USA and Ukraine have continued the victorious ways to enter the final round tied on the first place with 18 points each. USA defeated Georgia 2,5-1,5 despite the loss of Nakamura to Mchedlishvili. Wesley So and Shankland secured the win for the team ...

World Chess Olympiad - Round 9 Highlights

11.09.2016 [23:40]
In round 9 of Baku Chess Olympiad the team of Ukraine found its way back to the top of the crosstable after narrowly defeating India. India's hero from the yesterday's round, Sethuraman, lost to Korobov in the only decisive game of the match ...

FIDE General Assembly meeting kicks off in Baku

11.09.2016 [14:14]
The FIDE General Assembly has started in Baku today as part of the 87th FIDE Congress. Opening remarks at the General Assembly were made by the Minister of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan Azad Rahimov. Welcoming the visitors to the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azad Rahimov said: "It has already become a tradition for ...

World Chess Olympiad - Round 8 Highlights

11.09.2016 [10:30]
The big derby of the two top seeded teams, Russia and USA, concluded 2-2 after a long and tense struggle. Grischuk put Russia ahead with a win against Robson, but in the longest game of the match So defeated Nepomniachtchi to even up the score ...

Fikrat Sideifzade: “We can compete with any opponent”

11.09.2016 [10:12]
The Azerbaijan women's first team competing in the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku has defeated a strong Indian team in the seventh round. The team captain, Fikrat Sideifzade, shared his impressions about the team`s performance after the game ...

Teymur Rajabov: “Our chess players will fight to the end”

10.09.2016 [17:45]
The victory of a member of the Azerbaijan men’s first team Teymur Rajabov over Croatia’s Mladen Palac in the seventh round of the 42nd Chess Olympiad contributed to the overall win in the match. Teymur Rajabov shared his impressions of the game with the ...

Azerbaijan and Cuba Chess Federations sign MoU

10.09.2016 [11:51]
The Chess Federations of Azerbaijan and Cuba have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation. The press service of the Baku Chess Olympiad reports that opening remarks at the signing ceremony were made by the Vice ...

World Chess Olympiad - Round 7 Highlights

10.09.2016 [11:43]
The 7th round of the Baku Chess Olympiad will be remembered for many decisive matches won by large margins. USA stopped India's triumphal run with a huge 3,5-0,5 victory. Harikrishna drew Caruana, but further ...

Fabiano Caruana: “Organizers have done a great job”

09.09.2016 [18:52]
The USA has defeated the yet unbeaten Ukrainian side with a score 2.5:1.5 in the sixth round of the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku. The only victory was brought to the US team by its leader Fabiano Caruana ...

Rauf Mammadov: “Our loss to India was surprising”

09.09.2016 [17:07]
A member of the Azerbaijan men’s first Rauf Mammadov talks to the press service of the Baku Chess Olympiad. - We are now into the sixth round of the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku. How would you assess the team’s performance in the first five rounds ...

Nona Gaprindashvili: “Olympiad's playing hall is wonderful”

09.09.2016 [15:53]
Former world champion Nona Gaprindashvili observed the games of the sixth round at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku. Having also reviewed the exhibition area at the Crystal Hall, Nona Gaprindashvili examined the stand of the Batumi Chess Olympiad to ...

World Chess Olympiad - Round 6 Highlights

09.09.2016 [15:47]
After six rounds of play at the 42nd Chess Olympiad the team of India has singled out on the top with perfect score by defeating Netherlands. The sole winner was B Adhiban and the remaining games were drawn. ...

Gulnar Mammadova: “One always aims for top three”

09.09.2016 [14:24]
The Azerbaijan women’s first team competing in the 42nd Chess Olympiad tied its match with Georgia 2:2 in the sixth round. Gulnar Mammadova playing on the third board won her game against Nino Batsiashvili. Gulnar Mammadova shares her impressions of the game with the press service of the Baku Chess Olympiad ...