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Monday, August 27, 2012

Istanbul Chess Olympiad Photo Trivia + Opening Ceremony Info

Chess blog for latest chess news and chess trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2012

Hi everyone,

First up the chess photo trivia! These are the women's defending champions' team from Russia at the Istanbul Chess Olympiad 2012. Can you name all the people in the photo? Click on the chess team's photo to see the answer and read Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk's post in her personal blog at

Meanwhile, the opening ceremony update is that it takes place today - August 27 at the WOW Convention Center at 21:30 local time in Istanbul. The ceremony will be broadcast live in four languages simultaneously via the official website. It will include a warm welcome to the participants, presentation of the host country, a rich cultural program, national and FIDE anthems, officials speeches, and the drawing of colours for the first round.

The opening ceremony will be preceded by a press conference of the Turkish national teams at 19:00 and by the Captains meeting at 20:00, both to be held at WOW Hotel.

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
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  • At August 28, 2012 at 9:23 AM , Anonymous sandra, rome said...

    i was going to put my comment here but i thought better to put on itself! i guess all the names right!!!


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