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Accreditation for the chess Olympiad 2008

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152 nations at the chess Olympiad 2008 in Dresden

Highest level of registration in history of all chess olympiads


Dresden beats All records

FIDE and the Organizing Committee permit further registrations



We are the team!

German Olympiad squad nominated

Friday, 11 July, national head coach Uwe Bönsch announced the nominees for the four Olympiad teams. On the national team Open will play the only A-squad players…



First Volunteer briefing

A Chess Olympiad of this size must be planned diligently in every detail. That such does also include the preparation of the volunteer service has shown the past Saturday, 14 June 2008, when the first half of the 146 registered volunteers met for their first briefing in the plenary hall of the Dresden City Hall.



Official presentation of the combined Chess Olympiad logo

EnBW supports the Chess Olympiad

The Chess Olympiad Dresden from 12 to 25 November receives a new face. The City of Dresden, the Schacholympiade 2008 – Chess Foundation GmbH and the EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG as new main and presenting sponsor introduce the new signet of the event. It graphically combines the tournament logo with this of the new sponsor.


Ostsaechsische Sparkasse Dresden advertizing campaign with combined chess motives

Poster series with football player Ronny Freudenberg

After the first edition themed “Opposites attract”, the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden, main sponsor of the Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008, continues its campaign with chess motives. Starring Ronny Freudenberg, player of the German national league football club Dresden Monarchs, a poster has been published in which the national player and candidate for “Sportsman of the Year” fully dressed in his sport uniform plays chess against a banker.


IBM's move - the company to participate in the Chess Olympiad 2008

Global Player provides server technology and IT services

The Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008 announces about six months before the first move on 12 November 2008 another national co-sponsor. The IT concern IBM Deutschland GmbH joins the largest chess event worldwide.



Dresden ascends into 1st German Chess League

On their last match day, the chess team of the USV TU Dresden won the championship in the 2nd German Chess League East. With a clear victory of 6:2 against the now descending  Leipzig-Gohlis team, the octet around the GMs Jens-Uwe Maiwald and Wolfgang Uhlmann celebrated the ascension into the 1st Chess League in the year of the Chess Olympics in Dres-den. Both players had before descended into the 2nd Chess League with the Dresden SC in 2000. Congratulatins to the ascension!

Susan Polgar presented as Ambassador of the Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008

Her birthday celebrated the Hungarian-American chess genius Susan Polgar on April 19th, 2008 in the Dresden Residence Castle. The former chess world champion was, on her great day, the star visitor of this year’s Press Gala. The glamorous meeting of journalists, politicians and business representatives this year will be themed “Rochade in black and white” – on the occasion of the Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008 from 12 to 25 November.