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Key People at the Dresden Chess Olympiad

The Chess Olympiad is organized by the host nation, which is selected by FIDE, the World Chess Federation. FIDE President is Kirsan Ilyumzhinov of Russia. FIDE’s operations are run by Georgios Makropoulos of Greece. The chief arbiter of the Dresden Olympiad is Ignatius Leong of Singapore, who is also FIDE’s general secretary. The chairman of the Dresden Chess Olympiad organizing committee is Dirk Jordan, and the chief tournament organizer is Horst Metzing, who is also the European Chess Union general secretary.

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THE 2008 CHESS OLYMPIAD CHALLENGES PDF Print E-mail


The 2008 Chess Olympiad in Dresden attracted the large number of competing teams. An impressive sponsor lineup with government support looked very promising. The new Chess TV tool and marketing materials produced prior to the Olympiad appeared illustrious. The super stars Topalov, Carlsen, Kramnik, Ivanchuk, Aronian, Leko, Kamsky, Adams and Polgar are participating, as well as chess players from every continent.

 

However, feelings of the chess fans soured because of the errors in chess games generated by electronic boards, ineffective official tournament web-site, delays of the round for an hour, organizational issues, unpopular changes to FIDE rules and FIDE (World Chess Federation) disputes with top ranked chess players and their member federations. Below is the feedback of chess officials, players and journalists.

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2008 Chess Olympiad News Coverage PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Sun, Nov 16 2008 (12:13)


2008 Chess Olympiad News:

dresden2008-live.pc-ware.de/site/en/olympiad/main.htm

www.chessbase.com

www.uschess.org

www.chessvibes.com

webcast.chessclub.com/blog

www.chessdom.com

www.chess.com

susanpolgar.blogspot.com

www.europe-echecs.com

www.chesscenter.com/twic/twic.html

gambit.blogs.nytimes.com
www.chessninja.com/dailydirt
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CHESS OLYMPIAD STATISTICS PDF Print E-mail
Written by MonRoi Support on Tue, Nov 11 2008 (20:36)

 

The Chess Olympiad is held every two years. Teams representing their countries from all over the world compete against each other. The event is organized by the host nation, which is selected by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).

 

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