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Press Work Information

This website provides useful informations for accredited journalists at the chess olympiad 2008

Facts, Facts, Facts:

38. Chess Olympiad 2008 in Dresden

From 12th to 25th of November 2008

Playing Venue: International Congress Center, Devrientstr. 10, 01067 Dresden
Seating Plan

Daily from 13th to 17th of November and 19th to 23rd of November at 3 p.m.

Free Days: 18th and 24th of November

Opening Ceremony: 12th of November, 8 p.m. in the Freiberger Arena, Magdeburger Str. 10, 01067 Dresden

Participating Nations: 152

Open Teams: 156

Ladies Teams: 119

Overall: 275

Four Players per Team plus one Substitute

550 Games per Day, all live in the Internet available at

Activs: 2.160, inklusive Arbiters, Attendants, Coaches, Substitutes, FIDE-Officials

Expectes: About 1.000 Spectators per Day on location and many Millions in the Internet.

9 Collateral Tournaments from 13th to 24th of November

Cultural Programme, Exhibitions and Activities

"World of Chess" with Exhibitions, Analysis, Evening Programme, Autograph Signings, Catering and full of Chess: Daily from 13th to 24th of November from Midday.

Closing Ceremony: After the last round at 25th of November approximately at 4 p.m.

Press Photos:

City Dresden


Playing Chess

Chess Pieces


Media Center:

- The media center opens at 11th of November at 13 p.m. 
- Daily opening hours from 13 p.m.
- Mineral water will be provided by the organizers. Further drinks and meals at the service point


All accredited persons during the tournament of the chess olympiad may use tram and busses of the DVB AG for free.


Inner City

Inner City Bus/Train

Location Town Hall

Arrival by car

Arrival by train

Arrival by plane


About Dresden (English)

About Dresden (French)

About Dresden (Spanish)

About Dresden (Russian)

About Dresden (Italian)

Flyer about Dresden 1

Flyer about Dresden 2

Offers for journalists:

Visit to Moritzburg Palace and Hunting Lodge

Visit to Weesenstein Castle

Company visit: Dresden Porcelain

Guided tour around Neumarkt square

Presentation of the city model

Visit to Albrechtsburg Palace in Meissen

City tour by red double-decker bus

Visit to the Volkswagen Transparent Factory

Palace Tour to Pillnitz Palace

Guided press visit to the Dresden Frauenkirche

Official Imagecampaign of the chess olympiad