Facts, Facts, Facts:

38. Chess Olympiad 2008 in Dresden
From 12th to 25th of November 2008
Playing Venue: International Congress Center, Devrientstr. 10, 01067 DresdenSeating 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 www.dresden2008.org

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

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