The chess olympiads are finally over, with the very strong men’s USA team powering to its first ever Olympiad gold since 1976 (which the Soviets boycotted). They were seeded second behind the Russian team, but had fielded a team comprising three of the top 10 players in the world (Caruana, Nakamura and So) – the […]

The chess Olympiad at Baku is approximately two-thirds through now and the Singapore teams are doing extremely well. The women’s team – seeded 55th of 140 teams – is currently playing on table 14 and is placed 34th after 7 rounds. The men’s team – seeded 59th of 180 teams – is playing on table […]

The biennial chess Olympiad is held in Baku, Azerbaijan this year, from 1st to 14th September. Chess-wise, the capital of Azerbaijan is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of former world champion Garry Kasparov. But the country has long had a very strong chess culture and tradition, and has one of the strongest chess […]