World Chess Olympiad 2010


The 39th Chess Olympiad takes place September 20th – October 3rd in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. 148 men's and 114 women's teams are playing according to the Swiss System over 11 rounds. Both the men and women are playing in teams on four boards, with one player in reserve. Team points (2,1,0) are given for each match, while the overall number of game points collected serves as a tiebreaker.

Days of play: 21-25, 27-30 September, 1 and 3 October. All rounds start at 15:00 local time (UTC/GMT +5), the last round starts at 11:00.

Sergey Shipov's articles (translation by Colin McGourty):

Preview: "Olympiad 2010. Expectation"

"Olympiad in Khanty. Chess and Politics"

Posts at Chess in Translation site:

“Svidler is Svidler” – Bareev on the Russian team’s start

“If it comes to an endgame the trainers need Validol”  

“It’s genuine class” – Bareev on Grischuk’s Houdini act

Russia-USA in the Russian press  

Bareev takes the blame for defeat

Bareev: “Today Ian played like a genius!”

Russia beats Russia

“Fortune beckoned… then melted into thin air”

Svidler on Rd 9: “As I don’t know the Grünfeld Defence…”

“Chess punished the whole team” – Russian views on the Chess Olympiad

Sergey Shipov "Olympiad Conclusions and Where Now for FIDE" 

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