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Chess Olympiad 2014


From August the 4th to the 14th, in Tromso, Norway, chess players from all over the world are gathering to participate in the most important team competition: The Chess Olympiad.
Russia presents the highest rated Team, with an average rating of 2767, which is quite  impressive: Grischuk, Kramnik, Karjakin, Svidler and Jakovenko. Ukraine and France follow, with their really strong teams.
Then Hungary, with Leko and Judit Polgar, and the United States. The team for this Olympiad is quite strong, with Nakamura, Kamsky, Onischuk, Akobian and the young Sam Shankland.
China, Azerbaijan, Armenia, England an Israel complete the list of those teams who can aim to the medal zone.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen plays for Norway, and Fabiano Caruana for Italy.

We have a lot of ICC commentators who are playing in the Olympiads: Gawain Jones (ENG), Varuzhan Akobian (USA), Gata Kamsky (USA), David Smerdon (AUS), Peter Svidler (RUS), Miguel Illescas(ESP).

ICC will relay as many games as possible, and we will have a recap video service, with TRIVIA at the end of it, where ICC members can win free months of membership.

Round 1 Starts at 9:00am ICC Time;  Rounds 2-10  at 8:00am;  Last Round Starts at 5:00am

Here are the top teams' roosters

 

Russia 

Captain: GM Yury Dokhoian
Average Rating: 2767

1. GM Grischuk Alexander - 2792
2. GM Kramnik Vladimir - 2783
3. GM Karjakin Sergey - 2771
4. GM Svidler Peter - 2753
5. GM Jakovenko Dmitry - 2736


Ukraine 

Captain: GM Oleksandr Sulypa
Average Rating: 2714

1. GM Ivanchuk Vassily - 2738
2. GM Eljanov Pavel - 2723
3. GM Ponomariov Ruslan - 2723
4. GM Moiseenko Alexander - 2707
5. GM Korobov Anton - 2680

 

France 

Captain: GM Sebastien Maze
Average Rating: 2705

1. GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime - 2762
2. GM Bacrot Etienne - 2720
3. GM Fressinet Laurent - 2717
4. GM Edouard Romain - 2702
5. GM Tkachiev Vladislav - 2625

 

Hungary 

Captain: IM Tamas Horvath
Average Rating: 2693

1. GM Leko Peter - 2737
2. GM Rapport Richard - 2701
3. GM Almasi Zoltan - 2692
4. GM Polgar Judit - 2685
5. GM Balogh Csaba - 2648

 

United States of America 

Captain: IM John W. Donaldson
Average Rating: 2686

1. GM Nakamura Hikaru - 2775
2. GM Kamsky Gata - 2712
3. GM Onischuk Alexander - 2659
4. GM Akobian Varuzhan - 2653
5. GM Shankland Samuel L - 2632

 

China 

Captain: GM Jun Xu
Average Rating: 2679

1. GM Ding Liren - 2714
2. GM Wang Yue - 2713
3. GM Yu Yangyi - 2675
4. GM Ni Hua - 2653
5. GM Wei Yi - 2634

 

Azerbaijan 

Captain: GM Alexander Khalifman
Average Rating: 2678

1. GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar - 2743
2. GM Radjabov Teimour - 2724
3. GM Mamedov Rauf - 2659
4. GM Safarli Eltaj - 2649
5. GM Guseinov Gadir - 2613

 

Armenia 

Captain: GM Arshak Petrosian
Average Rating: 2677

1. GM Akopian Vladimir - 2667
2. GM Aronian Levon - 2815
3. GM Kotanjian Tigran - 2546
4. GM Movsesian Sergei - 2672
5. GM Sargissian Gabriel - 2686

 

England 

Captain: GM Peter K Wells
Average Rating: 2673

1. GM Adams Michael - 2743
2. GM Short Nigel D - 2665
3. GM Jones Gawain - 2654
4. GM Sadler Matthew - 2653
5. GM Howell David - 2650

 

Israel 

Captain: IM Alexander Kaspi
Average Rating: 2670

1. GM Gelfand Boris - 2753
2. GM Rodshtein Maxim - 2672
3. GM Smirin Ilia - 2660
4. GM Postny Evgeny - 2641
5. GM Sutovsky Emil - 2625

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