Exhibit Honors U.S. Team’s First Chess Olympiad Victory in 40 Years

In 2016, for the first time in 40 years, the American national team edged out 180 countries from around the world to win gold at the Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, solidifying its status as a powerhouse in the chess world. To celebrate the accomplishment, the World Chess Hall of Fame opened an exhibit titled “Global Moves: Americans in Chess Olympiads.” Team captain John Donaldson and grandmasters Fabiano Caruana and Ray Robson were among those in attendance at the exhibit’s opening on November 10th.

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Exhibit Honors U.S. Team's First Chess Olympiad Victory in 40 Years

Members of the U.S. team that beat 180 countries to win gold share their stories at the World Chess Hall of Fame's exhibit featuring chess olympiad artifacts.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am