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July 30th, 2014

Russian Women’s Team is Ready for Tromsø Chess Olympiads

Russian Chess Team for Tromsø Chess OlympiadsHello everyone! A week of intensive training has just ended. Tomorrow morning our team is leaving for Norway to participate in the 2014 Chess Olympiads. You might recall that we won the previous Istanbul 2012 Olympiads, and so we have to do our best to defend our title. Our team will be comprised of (from left to right on the photo) WGM Natalija Pogonina (2508), GM Valentina Gunina (2501), GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (2533), WGM Olga Girya (2493), and GM Kateryna Lagno (2540). There will be fierce competition especially from China, Ukraine, Georgia, India so the Olympiads will be wonderful to follow! Below are some photos taken the last 2 days of our training camp (subscribe free to Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk’s Instagram feed), enjoy!

Here is our full team, with 3 Grandmaster coaches Evgeniy Najer (2646), Alexander Riazantsev (2678) and Sergei Rublevsky (2698):

Russian Women's Team for Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiads

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Russian Women's Team for Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiads

Russian Women's Team for Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiads

Russian Women's Team for Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiads

Kosteniuk and Gunina

In the airplane from Moscow to Tromsø:

Upon arrival in Tromsø:

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2 Responses to “Russian Women’s Team is Ready for Tromsø Chess Olympiads”

  1. anony mouse says:

    Now that you have the gold will wait to comment there further