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is chess in the Olympics

  There is currently no chess in the Olympiad. The Chess Olympiad is a chess competition officially organized by FIDE since 1927 and takes place in even-numbered years. Before World War II the event was occasionally held every year. There was also an unofficial Chess Olympiad series that ended in 1976. Although chess is covered in the sports sections of many newspapers around the world, it is not one of the recognized sports in the Olympic Games. However, FIDE is now a member of the International Olympic Committee and follows its rules. This means that chess could one day become an Olympic event, although most knowledgeable observers say this is unlikely. The World Chess Championship is a competition held annually by the international chess organization FIDE to determine the World Champion of chess. Both men and women are eligible to participate in this championship. The World Champion does not have to be the player with the highest Elo rating: the 2006-2007 World Champion, Vladimir Kr

Tactics Puzzle #4: Missing Tactics

I was watching a couple of strong players again and since it was a bullet match, they were bound to miss tactics which spectators may notice but when you're in the same position as they are, with the clock winding down to the seconds, the pressure can get to you and one slip might cost you the whole game but the good thing about it is that it's only bullet so your chess strength or prowess won't necessarily be called into question, it's all fun and games anyway. But I would like to give these puzzles to you to see if you would find some tactics.



Answers: (Just highlight the lines of text below to see the answers)
1. Rxd6 Rxd6
2. Bxc5 Rd8
3. Bxf8 Kxf8

1. Bb6#! Kf1
2. Bxa7 Nxe5

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