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Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 3:03pm On Jul 31, 2014
TEAM Nigeria comprising of 5 male players and 5 female players will feature at this years world chess Olympiads, hosted by NOWAY , tagged tromso 2014. billed to hold between 1st of August and 14th of August 2014. Nigeria is fully represented in both the OPen category and the Female category. you can follow the event on this thread , most especially Nigeria's performance at the event !!

MALE TEAM

103. NGR (RtgAvg:2221
Bo.
1 IM OLAPE Bunmi 2273 NGR
2 CM KIGIGHA Bomo 2211 NGR
3 CM BALOGUN Oluwafemi 2221 NGR
4 AKINSEYE Abiola 2179 NGR
5 FM AJIBOWO Olamide Patrick 2131 NGR

FEMALE TEAM
122. NGR RtgAvg:1215,
Bo.
1 WFM OLATUNJI Oluwatobiloba 1860 NGR
2 RABIU Olabisi 0 NGR
3 ENAREVBA Mandy 0 NGR
4 COKER Omolabake 0 NGR
5 ARAMUDE Sandra 0 NGR


Playing schedule
Round Date Time
1 2014/08/02 15:00
2 2014/08/03 14:00
3 2014/08/04 14:00
4 2014/08/05 14:00
5 2014/08/06 14:00
6 2014/08/08 14:00
7 2014/08/09 14:00
8 2014/08/10 14:00
9 2014/08/11 14:00
10 2014/08/12 14:00
11 2014/08/14 11:00

Team Nigeria chess players at the world chess Olympiads
Team Nigeria chess players at the world chess Olympiads


- Akinov Akinseye

Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by drollster(m): 8:35pm On Jul 31, 2014
The Nigerian teams left today. wish them all the best

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Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 9:43pm On Jul 31, 2014
drollster: The Nigerian teams left today. wish them all the best
Yes the Nigerian Contingent left for Norway today, tomorrow is the opening ceremony . i was with Abiola akinseye's younger brother for the most part of this evening. i hope the Nigerian team will at least do better than they did at Turkey in the last edition. though Nigeria will be promoted to a higher category.
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by jayriginal: 10:23pm On Jul 31, 2014
Go Team Nigeria.

Too bad Dr Omoifo couldnt make it.

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Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by joywendy(f): 10:28pm On Jul 31, 2014
cheesy cheesy

Team Nigeria!! Let's go there smiley

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Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 11:14pm On Jul 31, 2014
jayriginal: Go Team Nigeria.

Too bad Dr Omoifo couldnt make it.
He played the trials with passion, he narrowly missed out two years ago and now was disqualified because he was registered under the United states chess federation . its quite painful but then there is a reason for everything.lets hope Ajibowo (his replacement) who is very experienced as far as representing Nigeria is concerned gives a good shot at "repping" well. GO TEAM NIGERIA !! CHESS THINGZ!!

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Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by prof800(m): 11:02am On Aug 01, 2014
I hereby register my support for team Nigeria at the World Chess Olympiads.
..Goodluck to our representatives.!

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Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 2:22pm On Aug 01, 2014
prof800: I hereby register my support for team Nigeria at the World Chess Olympiads.
..Goodluck to our representatives.!
Nice one bro.
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 2:52pm On Aug 01, 2014

The Chess Olympiad is the biggest chess event that exists, and is held every two years. It is the fourth largest sporting event in the world.It is open to all member federations of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), who can enter teams with four players, one reserve player, and a team captain.
The regulations state that the teams are paired against each other according to the Swiss pairing system, where the first tiebreak is match score. The time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves and 30 minutes until the end of the game, with 30 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1 -- per player. Draws under 30 moves are not allowed.







The open section of the tournament will be contested by a record number of 178 teams representing 174 nations. Norway, as host nation, will field two teams, whilst the International Braille Chess Association (IBCA), the International Physically Disabled Chess Association (IPCA), and the International Committee of Silent Chess (ICSC) each will provide one team.

Players that will participate at the Olympiad include the reigning World Champion and highest rated player in the world Magnus Carlsen, nine of the top ten players from the FIDE rating list published in July 2014, and four former World Champions. Former World Champion and challenger in the World Chess Championship 2014 Vishwanathan Anand is the only player from the top ten who will miss the Olympiad. The highest rated female chess player Judith Polgar will represent Hungary in the open section. However, not all the teams submitted their strongest line-ups for the Olympiad. China, who were expected to be one of the strongest teams in the tournament, will be represented by only two players rated above 2700. Russia are the strongest team in the open section with average rating of 2777 points, followed by Ukraine with 2722 and France led by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with 2718 rating points. Other teams with average rating higher than 2700 rating points are Armenia with the World no. 2 Levon Aronian playing on the top board, the United States of America, and Hungary.[22]
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 2:33am On Aug 02, 2014
TEAM NIGERIA/ NIGERIAN CHESS TEAM AT THE 41st WORLD CHESS OLYMPIADS arriving Norway !

ROUND ONE
NIGERIA Vs GEORGIA (Male)
NIGERIA Vs Mexico (Female)


The male players are facing a far higher rated team on paper and the Georgian team boasts of five Grand masters (all five players are GMs!!) i pray our men will be a ble to pull one upset two or perhaps 3 but the mission to win the match is a very difficult one.
The ladies are far better than what their rating says so we expect them to do well against the favored Mexican opposition.
For FULL team composition check http://www.akinov.com/2014/08/chess-olympiads-round-one-pairings-for.html

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Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 10:43am On Aug 02, 2014
Build Up to the First Round of the CHESS "OLYMPICS"

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Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 10:49am On Aug 02, 2014
Tromsø 2014 starts with lavish opening ceremony
The 41st Chess Olympiad is officially open! Norway's Finance Minister Siv Jensen introduced the start of the games with a wink to national pride: "With Magnus Carlsen world chess champion it is only fitting that the Chess Olympiad is held in Norway and Tromsø." The opening ceremony was the first time that most of the chess players, coaches and officials taking part in the 2014 Olympiad had gathered together in the same venue, with a huge range of people from all around the world making the short trip to the event in Tromsø's Skarphallen. Here are just some of those who attended the ceremony:

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Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by Saxophemsy: 11:14am On Aug 02, 2014
#teamNigeria all d way!!
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by lecat(m): 2:08pm On Aug 02, 2014
GO The Undertaker>>>>>> bury Jobava Baadur. Give him a bout of Ebola Virus and quarantine him on the chess board. Go team 9ja.
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 3:45pm On Aug 02, 2014
Round one game on. a very tough one. perhaps too tough
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by bknight: 6:01pm On Aug 02, 2014
lecat: GO The Undertaker>>>>>> bury Jobava Baadur. Give him a bout of Ebola Virus and quarantine him on the chess board. Go team 9ja.

grin cool grin
WORD!

Hope Bunmi Olape does well. And the team.

#TeamNigeria!
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by joywendy(f): 10:02pm On Aug 02, 2014
*crosses fingers and praying seriously*

We shall not come back defeated like the world cup! Yes, we can do it.

What's the update @chessguru.
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by bknight: 12:18am On Aug 03, 2014
chessguru: Round one game on. a very tough one. perhaps too tough

Kindly update, thanks.
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 12:59am On Aug 03, 2014
ROUND ONE UPDATE (RESULTS)
GEORGIA 4 NIGERIA 0 (male)
NIGERIA 0.5 MEXICO[b] 3.5 (Female)




ROUND TWO PAIRINGS
Nigeria Vs Togo (Male)
Nigeria vs Qatar (Female)
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 3:52am On Aug 04, 2014
ROUND TWO PAIRINGS
Nigeria Vs Togo (Male) Nigeria defeated Togo 4-0 won on all four boards !!
Nigeria vs Qatar (Female)
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by joywendy(f): 10:14pm On Aug 04, 2014
Wow! shocked shocked
4-0? Mehn guys are not smiling, we spelled Togo grin so on point!

What of other countries and their games?

Chessguru,I go mention your username tire grin I know it's hardwork but please ehn biko update. Thanks
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 10:38am On Aug 05, 2014
ROUND THREE RESULTS
Nigeria 2.5 New Zealand 1.5 (male)
Nigeria 4 Nertherland atillies 0 (Female)






ROUND FOUR PAIRINGS
NIGERIA VS BRAZIL (Male)
NIGERIA VS BOLIVIA (Female)

Details is on http://www.akinov.com/2014/08/41st-chess-olympiads-round-four.html
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 6:16pm On Aug 05, 2014
chessguru: ROUND THREE RESULTS
Nigeria 2.5 New Zealand 1.5 (male)
Nigeria 4 Nertherland atillies 0 (Female)






ROUND FOUR PAIRINGS
NIGERIA VS BRAZIL (Male)
NIGERIA VS BOLIVIA (Female)

Details is on http://www.akinov.com/2014/08/41st-chess-olympiads-round-four.html

Nigeria 0 Brazil 4 (Male)
Nigeria 0.5 Bolivia 3.5 (female) Both teams lost their Fourth round game today. embarassed
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 10:05pm On Aug 05, 2014
Nigeria vs IPCA
Nigeria Vs Pakistan (female)
ROUND 5 Pairings





Note - pics was that of the last olympiads in instanbul

Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 8:01am On Aug 09, 2014
NIGERIA 3 GUYANA 1 round 6 result (male)
Nigeria 1.5 Uruguay 2.5 (Female.





Round 7
Nigeria vs Malaysia
Nigeria vs Ethiopia (Female)

Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 11:27am On Aug 09, 2014
GOOD & ENCOURAGING NEWS- Team Nigeria (Female) leads group in group medal chase with five rounds to go while their male counterpart are very much in the race to top Group D as they are just behind only on tie break. If they are encouraged and fired up enough. BOTH TEAMS are capable of Bringing double glory to Nigeria!1 TEAM NIGERIA.... so fly so gallant!! you can do it.
http://www.akinov.com/2014/08/gallant-nigeria-chess-team-leads-in.html
Re: Official World CHESS Olympiads Thread (2014) World 4th Largest Sporting Event by chessguru(m): 7:16am On Aug 12, 2014
It was a great day for fans and followers of Nigerian chess as The Nigerian male team completely discombobulated the host nation third team (Norway 3) in round nine of the 41st world chess Olympiads in Tromso Noway, http://www.akinov.com/2014/08/nigeria-chess-team-dazzles-as-they-beat.html

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