Khantastic for chess!

The Olympiad is an exciting place to be with so much high level chess going on.
Fourteen teams have managed to win their three first matches including most of the favourites. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave explains his convincing win over Boris Gelfand in the latest VIDEO.

However in the top match today, Croatia held the Ukraine to a 2-all draw.

Otherwise fancied teams such as China, Hungary, Armenia and the USA are in the leading group as are (rather ominously!) Russia 1, 2 and 3!

The surprising name amongst the leaders is Estonia, but so far they have had kind pairings. It won't be so easy to stay up there from now on!

In the Women's event 11 teams are on three wins from three including the usual suspects Russia, Ukraine, China, Georgia and the USA.

In both events there will more-and-more big name clashes from now on.

Here is a new video to look at, courtesy of Europe Echecs.

For more information, and the possibility of downloading the games, go to the Official site

To follow the results Official site

Here are a selection of our recent photos:

MC in action©
Rustam Kasimdzhanov©
Dzagnidze playing top board for Georgia ©
World No.5 Nadezhda Kosintseva ©
Michael Adams, England's top board ©
The Peruvain prodigy Deyzi Cori ©

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