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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Istanbul Chess Olympiad: Opening Ceremony Videos

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Hi everyone,

The Istanbul Chess Olympiad has begun and here are some opening-ceremony videos. You can follow all the action live both with video and games at the official website. The complete pairings are available at this link. The World Chess Olympiad started today with the Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports Suat Kilic making the first move for GM Zhao Xue in the match China - Bangladesh. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the Turkish Chess Federation President Ali Nihat Yazici were also present on the occasion.

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