Olympiad Quiz

8/30/2016 – On Thursday, 1st September, the 42nd Chess Olympiad will begin in Baku. About 180 teams start in the Open and about 140 teams in the Women's Tournament. As a warm-up to the Olympiad we offer our readers a little quiz and invite you to predict the winners of Baku 2016. Please send in your answers before the start of the second round (3rd September, 1 pm CEST). Readers who answer all three questions correctly will take part in a lottery in which they can win a copy of the new Fritztrainer Master Class Vol. 07: Garry Kasparov.

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Three readers will win one Master Class with Garry Kasparov. In addition all readers who send in answers take part in a lottery, in which you can win a one-year Premimum Membership for the  ChessBase Account.

Quiz questions:

1. Which team will win gold in the Open tournament ?

2. Which team will win gold in the women's section?

3. Which player will win gold for the best score on first board in the Open?

The line-up of all teams and much more information about the Chess Olympiad 2016 in Baku can be found on the official tournament page.

Please send emails with the answers to the quiz questions to puzzle2@chessbase.com and please follow the format below (the answers below are just examples and randomly chosen):

1. Andorra

2. Belgium

3. Magnus Carlsen

Closing date is 3rd September 2016, 1 pm CEST.

This quiz is not subject to legal recourse.

The Chess Olympiad at ChessBase

ChessBase shows the games of the Olympiad live on playchess.com and from 10th September till the end of the Olympiad ChessBase will be in Baku where GM Daniel King will comment live.

Official tournament page of the Olympiad

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genaro baldonado genaro baldonado 9/2/2016 10:46
my answers:1. United States
2. Russia
3. Magnus Carlsen
Negar Zare Negar Zare 9/1/2016 02:18
1- Russia
2- china
3- Magnus Carlsen
yasantha yasantha 9/1/2016 10:18
1. USA

2. China

3. Magnus Carlsen
kassy kassy 8/31/2016 04:24
Aronian, who is not playing, will probably not win the gold.
stoosans stoosans 8/31/2016 12:24
1. USA

2. Russia

3. Levon Aronian
psamant psamant 8/31/2016 01:13
1. USA - their team of expats will be motivated to show results. Russia somehow manage to blotch it in every recent Olympiad.
2. Russia - The other countries have stars (Yifan for China and Koneru for India) but no one has the depth that Russia has in the women's section.
3. Carlsen - Weak team guarantees lower rated opponents... and Carlsen has the phenomenal ability to beat the highest rated opponents!
Illingworth Illingworth 8/30/2016 09:45
1. USA

2. China

3. Fabiano Caruana
gmwdim gmwdim 8/30/2016 07:04
I don't care about winning an account, but my guesses are:

1. Russia (I think they're due to get their act together and finally perform to the level they should)

2. China (on the other hand I think the Russian women's winning streak will end here)

3. Magnus Carlsen (in addition to being the #1 player, the Norway team is weak enough overall that he would get enough lower-rated opponents on top board to achieve a big score)