This article is about the most exciting, the most intriguing, important saturated with changes and discoveries, event – the world chess Olympiad.
A huge number of people watching the development of events, for many years, worrying and worrying about their compatriots, and we are looking forward to the names of the new Champions in one of the most important tournaments in the world of chess!
But, how all began and developed, sure, you will be interested to learn about it, if you really a big fan of chess!
How it all began
For the first time, the idea of holding the world chess Olympiad, came from the founders of FIDE, at the international Congress in 1926, but because of the time, the idea of practically failed and the tournament was attended by only four countries. Next year, invitations were sent out in time and that was a greater number of participating countries (16), which recognized the first chess Olympiad.
And so, the first in the world chess Olympiad was held in London, England from 18-29 July 1927. At the tournament participated, only 16 teams-representatives of different countries. Traditionally, each round, the players played on four boards, and even that could change places before each round. The first Olympiad was held in a circular system. The team won the Hungarian national team, which got its legendary challenge Cup!
Since then, a lot of time passed and once in two years we’ve seen the greatest party players in the world and every player, mentally, supports her idols and their compatriots!
Interesting facts about the world Chess Olympiad
– the history of the chess Olympiads, in them participated all Champions of the world, starting with Jose Raul Capablanca and most of the leading world players, the corresponding time.
– it should be noted that the winners of each Olympic games win the challenge the gold Cup, the name of which is the Cup of the Hamilton-Russell, and participants of the winning teams get the gold medal.
– world chess Olympiad is held 1 time in 2 years and for all history was a break of several years, during the Second World war. Currently spent forty chess Olympiad and the whole chess world is watching developments 41 Olympiad, which is held in the Norwegian city of Tromso (1-14 August 2014).
– since the first Olympic games took a long time, but we can observe the increasing scale and development of this event in the world of chess. Thus, only 16 participating teams in London, 1927 and 178 male and 139 women’s teams in Olympic games 2014 – Tromso, Norway! This number of teams from around the world reflects the urgency and the huge growth of holding such tournaments.
– According to the President of FIDE, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov – for the right to hold chess Olympiad 2014, fought eight countries!
– since 1976 this competition is held according to the Swiss system, it is connected with improvement of managerial and financial conditions of the tournament and with the desire of the organizers to attract the greatest number of leading chess countries, as they are much more fun to fight with opponents worthy of their level that the Swiss system and assumes.
Unique spirit of the chess Olympiads
It is difficult to meet a player who would not passionately wanted, at least once, to take part in world chess Olympiad. And there are several reasons:
1. Each participant of the Olympiad, is playing for his national team, and therefore he, already, is recognized as one of the best players of his homeland, which in itself is a great achievement!
2. In chess Olympiads took part the best chess players of the world, including all Champions of the world, starting with Capablanca, which means great commitment to brilliant creations in the history of chess is really inspiring and fascinating!
3. World chess Olympiad is not only a major chess events, as well as the largest international festival, which is attended by representatives of various nationalities and cultures. Communication of this kind can enrich any person, both mentally and spiritually.
4. Participation in the chess Olympiad is a huge leap in his career and professional growth of any chess player.
5. This is an opportunity to play chess and participate in interesting program developed for participants of the Olympiad
6. This is a great opportunity to visit a new country, city and get a lot of positive emotions!
7. And most importantly…it’s your incredible chance to become an Olympic champion of the world! To glorify our country and to leave a trace in the history of chess!
Author Ava Suleimanova
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