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  1. Round 10 and a “Mega Game” Are Underway at the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway

    Sadly, the "Mega Game" is played with giant fighting robot chess pieces. It's still pretty incredible though.

    We've already reached Round 10 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. There are some big matchups today including what Chessdom calls a "Mega game" between French GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime and Chinese GM Wang Yue. This game could help decide overall team performance as well as individual medals for the two players.

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  2. Watch Round 9 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway

    Because you can't watch the huge fight going on at the FIDE General Assembly right now.

    Round 9 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø is happening today, but it's only the second most exciting thing going on in the chess community right now. There is also the FIDE General Assembly where there's no shortage of debate between the current FIDE administration and challenger Garry Kasparov. Unfortunately there's no live stream of that, so let's look at the chess.

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  3. Watch Round 6 of the 2014 Tromsø Chess Olympiad Live

    King me. What do you mean, "Wrong game"?

    Today is round 6 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. As we enter round 6, Azerbaijan, Serbia, and Kazakhstan are in the top 3 spots and will face off against Georgia, Bulgaria, and Cuba respectively. The match to watch for today, though, should be the one between Magnus Carlsen, ranked #1 in the world, and rival Fabiano Caruana, who is ranked #3. You don't see two people this skilled at something compete against each other every day.

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  4. Watch Round 5 of the 2014 Tromsø Chess Olympiad Live

    How does the horse move again?

    Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, and Serbia are cleaning up so far with eight points each going into round 5 of the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. Top-seeded Russia has seven points, and so does the Magnus Carlsen-led Norway team and twelve other teams. There are still seven rounds left including today, so tune it today to watch how things shake out.

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  5. Watch Live: Round 4 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway

    That's Sø Norway

    There have been a lot of great matchups so far, and that's going to continue today. Two of the top-seeded teams from Russia and China will be going against each other. The US is facing South Africa with a significant rating advantage, and the Norwegian team led by Magnus Carlsen will be going up against Poland. Watch it all right here.

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  6. Watch Live: Round 3 of the Tromsø Chess Olympiad From Norway!

    The next round is about to get underway from Norway!

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  7. Watch Live: Round 2 of the Tromsø Chess Olympiad is Underway

    Ask not e4 whom the bell tolls.

    Round 2 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in underway with IM Lawrence Trent and GM Jan Gustafsson back to provide commentary. I really like their commentary so far. You don't have to be great at chess to understand what's happening. You can watch all the action right here.

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  8. Watch Round 1 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway Live Right Here

    Checkmate yourself before you wreckmate yourself.

    Round 1 of the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø is a little less than an hour away. Play begins at 10:00AM ET and they'll be live streaming the event with expert commentary by IM Lawrence Trent and GM Jan Gustafsson. Watch it all right here.

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  9. How to Follow the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway (Without Being in Norway)

    Does anyone speak Norwegian?

    Today the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway kicks off with the opening ceremony at 1:30PM ET. This is where you can see all the coverage we can put together for the entire event including games (which start tomorrow), interviews, and tweets from the chess community in Tromsø.

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  10. [Update] Everything You Need to Know About the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway

    Item 1: Chess is the best.

    Friday August 1st kicks off the Chess Olympiad 2014. What exactly is the Chess Olympiad? Teams from 174 countries compete for world chess dominance. It happens every two years, and it's the fourth-largest sporting event in the world. It's a big deal for chess nerds. Here's everything you need to know to get on board.

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