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42nd Chess Olympiad

The 42nd Chess Olympiad, organised by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs and comprising an open and Women's Tournaments, as well as several Events designed to promote the Game of Chess, was an international Team Chess Event held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 1 to 14 September 2016. It was the first Time that the Chess Olympiad had been hosted in Azerbaijan, the Birthplace of former World Champion Garry Kasparov ; however, Azerbaijan had previously hosted strong Tournaments, including the annual Shamkir Chess Super-Tournament in Memory of Vugar Gashimov and the Chess World Cup 2015.

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