The logo of Chess Olympiad 2010 Khanty Mansyisk

The logo, information, and more details on the Chess Olympiad 2010

Chess Olympiad 2010

The Chess Olympiad 2010 will take place in Khanty Mansyisk 19 September – 4 October. It is the strongest and most massive chess event in the FIDE calendar. The venue of the Olympiad will be the Tennis Sport Development Center with capacity of 3500 spectators, with press conference center, and stable internet.

As the tradition goes, the 2010 Chess Olympiad is going to have its own logo (photo left). The elephant is a central figure in the design and we can expect it to be the mascot of the competition.

More information about Chess Olympiad 2010

Chess Olympiad 2010 teams


History and details

Iranian Chess Championships

Results and photos by Reza Mahdipour

Iranian Chess Championship Finals for Men and Women are taking place on 3-14 March, 2010. Three rounds have already been played, results and photos by Reza Mahdipour are bellow.

Iran 2010 hall

The tournament hall

Round 1 results:

Hosseinzadeh Nima 1 – 0 Noroozi Omid

FM Golizadeh Asghar 0 – 1 GM Ghane Shojaat

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 1 – 0 Darini Pouria

Pourramezanali Amirreza ½ – ½ Idani Pouya

FM Sharbaf Mohsen 1 – 0 FM Moosavian S Hamed

Asgari Morteza bye

Round 2 results:

Idani Pouya 0 – 1 FM Sharbaf Mohsen

Darini Pouria 1 – 0 Pourramezanali Amirreza

GM Ghane Shojaat ½ – ½ GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan

Noroozi Omid 0 – 1 FM Golizadeh Asghar

Asgari Morteza ½ – ½ Hosseinzadeh Nima

FM Moosavian S Hamed bye

Round 3 results:

FM Golizadeh Asghar ½ – ½ Asgari Morteza

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 1 – 0 Noroozi Omid

Pourramezanali Amirreza 1 – 0 GM Ghane Shojaat

FM Sharbaf Mohsen ½ – ½ Darini Pouria

FM Moosavian S Hamed 0 – 1 Idani Pouya

Hosseinzadeh Nima bye

Iran GM Ehsan Ghaemmaghami

GM Ehsan Ghaemmaghami

Iran GM Shojaat Ghane

GM Shojaat Ghane

Iran FM Asghar Golizadeh

FM Asghar Golizadeh

Round 1 results (women):

Zavar Mousavi Mehenoush 1 – 0 Hakimifard Raana

WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 0 – 1 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa

WFM Hakimifard Ghazal 1 – 0 Jafari Golnaz

Rahimi Tara ½ – ½ Azadvari Zahra

Afshar Niusha 1 – 0 WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh

Asgarizadeh Minoo ½ – ½ Alavi Homa

Khalaji Hanieh bye

Round 2 results (women):

WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh 1 – 0 Asgarizadeh Minoo

Azadvari Zahra 1 – 0 Afshar Niusha

Jafari Golnaz 0 – 1 Rahimi Tara

WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa 0 – 1 WFM Hakimifard Ghazal

Hakimifard Raana 0 – 1 WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat

Khalaji Hanieh ½ – ½ Zavar Mousavi Mehenoush

Alavi Homa bye

Round 3 results (women):

WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 1 – 0 Khalaji Hanieh

WFM Hakimifard Ghazal 1 – 0 Hakimifard Raana

Rahimi Tara 0 – 1 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa

Afshar Niusha 1 – 0 Jafari Golnaz

Asgarizadeh Minoo 0 – 1 Azadvari Zahra

Alavi Homa ½ – ½ WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh

Zavar Mousavi Mehenoush bye

Iran WGM Atousa Pourkashian

WGM Atousa Pourkashian, the defending champion

Iran WIM Shayesteh Ghaderpour

WIM Shayesteh Ghaderpour

Iran WFM Ghazal Hakimifard

WFM Ghazal Hakimifard

Iran Sarasadat Khadem

Sarasadat Khadem, the current World U12 champion

Simul by GM Julio Granda Zuniga in Nancy

Introduction for the 8th Nancy Chess Festival

The Nancy Chess Festival 2010, which took place on 22-28th February in Nancy, France, was introduced on 20th February by a simultaneous exhibition with GM Julio Granda Zuniga. GM Granda, who later participated int he main Nancy tournament, scored 16 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Photos by IM Christophe Philippe.

Granda simul 1

Granda simul 2

Granda simul 3

Granda simul 4

Members of the chess club Nancy-Stanislas snatched a win and a draw

Granda simul 5

Members of the chess club Nancy-Est-Echecs

Granda simul 6

Members of the chess club Vandoeuvre-Echecs

Granda simul 7

The Red Devils from Seichamps-Echecs

Granda simul 8

Richard and Yann from the chess club Echiquier Nancéien