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News ‘August, 2008’

Medalists from the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2008

Medalists from the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2008

Here are the medalists by board in the World Youth Chess Olympiad 2008. Most medals went to the team champions from India, the team of Azerbaijan, and the hosts from Turkey. The gold on board one was for Wesley So.

Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008, teams

Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008, teams

In the last several days many participant teams for the Chess Olympiad have been added – Scotland, Wales, England, Romania, Salvador, Venezuela, Netherlands, Japan, Monaco, Malta, Puerto Rico, Hungary, Papua New Guinea, Italy, Israel, Poland, etc. Here are the full lists of the known teams.

Akiba Rubinstein Memorial

Akiba Rubinstein Memorial

International Chess Festival, dedicated to the memory of great Akiba Rubinstein, is taking place on 20-28th August in Polanica Zdroj. The Festival consists of Grandmaster 10-player round-robin tournament, five(!) Open events and senior tournament – a total of 416 participants!

Official WWCC 2008 Nalchik emblem and logo

Official WWCC 2008 Nalchik emblem and logo

The official emblem and logo of the World Women Chess Championship in Nalchik are already available.

GM Ilia Smirin wins the Acropolis chess tournament again

GM Ilia Smirin wins the Acropolis chess tournament again

After taking the first place at last year’s event, GM Ilia Smirin won the Acropolis Chess tournament again. He took first place with 7,0/9, the same result as GM Mircea Parligras, but better tiebreak.

Empresa International 2008

Empresa International 2008

The 9th Empresa International chess tournament is set to take place from 24th August to 2nd September in MontrĂ©al, Canada. Members of the USA Chess Olympiad team – Hikaru Nakamura, 2008 US champion Yuri Shulman and Varuzhan Akobian, will sharpen their form before the most important team event in FIDE calendar. The three will be also top seeded in the starting lineup.

World Junior Chess Championship girls, results round 10

World Junior Chess Championship girls, results round 10

World Junior Chess Championship girls, results round 10

World Junior Chess Championship, results round 10

World Junior Chess Championship, results round 10

World Junior Chess Championship, results round 10

World Junior Chess Championship girls, results round 9

World Junior Chess Championship girls, results round 9

World Junior Chess Championship girls , results round 9

World Junior Chess Championship, results round 9

World Junior Chess Championship, results round 9

World Junior Chess Championship, results round 9

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