42nd World Chess Olympiad – Baku – Azerbaijan – 2016

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September, 1. – 14. 2016.

 Fortunately, the Olympic heat is still ON!

 September won’t be left without any Olympics battles, cause on the 1st of September starts the

Chess Olympiad 2016 in Baku!

The countdown timer of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad has been launched and so hold on, there is left for the start 18 days to the prestigious event. The official opening ceremony will be held  on the 1st of September at the National Gymnastic Arena – Baku. The games will be played at the Baku Crystal Hall.

The prestigious sporting event, to be held in Azerbaijan for the first time. A regular FIDE congress will also be arranged in Baku within the days of the Olympiad.

The Hungarian men’s national team is for the time being is at the training camp for two weeks before heading to the Baku, the venue of Olympic. Two years ago, the team won a silver medal in Tromsø, Norway.  One of the biggest change for the Judit Polgar – the Chess Oscar-winning international chess grandmaster, Olympic champion of all time best female chess players  will not be playing, but stand as the Hungarian men’s team coach!

The traveling Men’s Team members are: Richárd Rapport, Zoltan Almási and Ferenc Berkes, Csaba Balogh, Gledura Benjamin. Captain: Judit Polgár. 

The Women’s Team: Hoang Thanh Trang, Ticia Gara, Gara Anita Vajda Lázárné Sidonia, Petra Papp. Captain: Gábor Papp.

Update Aggie Reiter

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