Vietnamese masters will take part in the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, from September 1-14. Grandmaster Le Quang Liem (Photo: VNA)
Grandmaster Le Quang Liem (Photo: VNA)
A total of 182 teams representing 176 countries will take part in the Olympiad. This is the largest number of participating countries in the history of the World Chess Olympiad.
Grandmaster Le Quang Liem and three teammates will compete in the Open category. Also, International master Pham Le Thao Nguyen and three others will participate in the women’s class. Each team is allowed one reserve player.
The winning team in the open section of the Chess Olympiad will receive the "International Hamilton-Russell Cup".
The winning team in the women’s section of the Chess Olympiad will be awarded the "International Vera Menchik Cup".