Thursday, September 23, 2010

Magnus Carlsen arrives in Khanty-Mansiysk

This photo, courtesy of Chess Base, shows chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway on his arrival at Khanty-Mansysk for the 2010 World Chess Olympiad. Magnus is ecstatic over his new acquisition, a children's chess book taught with cartoon animals. The young Chess Grandmaster is currently ranked number one in the world with an ELO rating of 2826. The live top list of provisional world chess rankings is provided by Hans Arild Runde at Chess.LiveRating.Org.

In the first round, Cuba easily defeated New Zeland, 4-0. The Cuban team is composed of Chess Grand Masters Lazaro Bruzon(2679), Yuniesky Quesada(2614), Fidel Corrales(2599) and Holden Hernandez(2563). They won easily over their opponents, who had ELO ratings of 2282 to 2200.

After the first round, Cuba is in the sixth place. See team rankings link.

2010 Chess Olympiad Pictorial: Arrivals, opening and day one

Cuba Team Results

Cuba Journal readers should use the last link to see the Cuba reults after the various rounds.

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