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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Record Participation Expected at World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad 2014 in Hungary

Hello chess blog friends, Only four months after the Chess Olympiad in Tromso where the greatest chess players of the world competed against each other it is already time to have a look at the best talents of the next generation. In December this year Hungary may organize a Chess Olympiad for the first time, the competition for youth aged under 16 years. 

The event takes place in the city of Győr and with more than a month before the start the organizers have real hope for more participant nations than ever before at any Youth Chess Olympiad. It really seems that the best chess talents of all five continents will be present in Hungary between 12th - 22nd December. 

Awarding the right of organization to Hungary is a clear sign of high international recognition of chess life in the country which is rightly confirmed by the fact that Judit Polgar who has been leading the women's FIDE world rankings for more than 25 years has agreed to be the face of the event representing talent and the Hungarian chess traditions. By mentioning Judit Polgar let us not forget that after FIDE tightened a rule that had existed earlier participation of girls are now guaranteed. In each team a maximum four of the five team members can be a boy.
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The promo video features Judit Polgar, Csaba Balogh, Benjamin Gledura who was European Champion of his age group and Kata Karacsonyi who was the first to follow in the footsteps of Judit Polgar to win the National Championship topping all boys in their age groups.

You can see the video by clicking on this link:

You can find more information on the official website of the event:

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