News about Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad

  • A queen in the game of kings
    Janelle Mae Frayna was featured on Inquirer: With her mother as her inspiration, she says she will be aiming for the GM title next year and the World Championship cycle in 2018. “I feel I can do it,” says Janelle, who idolizes Hungarian GM Judith Polgar, the greatest woman player of all time. With the … Continue reading “A queen in the game of kings”

  • The Rapports
    Chess24 had a great interview with the Rapport couple. Richard Rapport (ELO 2752) played Board 1 for Hungary Open team, while his wife Jovana is a WGM (ELO 2318) and also played Board 1 for Serbia Women’s team, in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. I think they’re a great chess couple: And I wonder what Mr. … Continue reading “The Rapports”

  • Magnus Carlsen on the Olympiad
    Norway, the country and team represented by the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, finished strong at fifth place in the last Olympiad. But the tweets from Carlsen right after the conclusion of the event drew interests and intrigues among chess fans:

  • Eugene Torre and Philippine Chess
    Ignacio Dee on Rappler: Then he tightens the screws: a mating attack or an endgame. It makes no difference. In Baku, he was playing like he was in his 20s, with energy and not taking any breaks. It is no wonder that many Filipinos who used to love chess passionately until their careers demanded their … Continue reading “Eugene Torre and Philippine Chess”

  • WGM Frayna Completed Her IM Norms as well in Baku
    This is on top of the WGM title she already earned.

  • Baku 2016 42nd Chess Olympiad Winners
    The United States and China took the gold in the Open and Women sections, respectively.

  • Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Board Prizes Winners
    At the conclusion of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad, here are the Board Prizes winners for the Open Section. Board Prizes are awarded to top players in each board in terms of rating performance, not winning percentage nor game points. Replay all the games of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open). 42nd Chess Olympiad Board Prizes Winners … Continue reading “Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Board Prizes Winners”

  • Philippines Lost to Australia to Settle for 58th Place in the Final Ranking (Open)
    For the final round, GM Eugenio Torre delivered anew with a win for Team Philippines, but once again it was not enough, as GM John Paul Gomez on board 2 and GM Rogelio Barcenilla lost their games to the Aussies. Replay the Round 11 games below: Thus, the Philippines, with 5 wins, 2 draws, and … Continue reading “Philippines Lost to Australia to Settle for 58th Place in the Final Ranking (Open)”

  • Philippines lost to Lithuania; Settled for 34th Place Final Ranking (Women)
    Lithuania proved to be too tough to handle for the Philippines Women team, as they lost 3-to-1 in the tally sheet, in the 11th and final round of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. Replay the games below: As a result, the Philippines Women team settled for 34th place in the final ranking, up from their 46th … Continue reading “Philippines lost to Lithuania; Settled for 34th Place Final Ranking (Women)”

  • Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open) Final Ranking
    The United States wins the gold in the Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. The last time they won gold was in 1976. Although both with 20 match points, the US edged Ukraine in tiebreak using the Olympiad-Sonneborn-Berger tie-break. Tie Break1: Matchpoints (2 for wins, 1 for Draws, 0 for Losses) Tie Break2: Olympiad-Sonneborn-Berger-Tie-Break without lowest result … Continue reading “Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open) Final Ranking”

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