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29th July 2022 (7 Topics)

FIDE 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai

Context

Marking the significance of 75 years of Independence, Prime minister inaugurated the most prestigious tournament in chess which had for the first time come to India.

About

About the event

  • The 44th Chess Olympiad (also known as the Chennai Chess Olympiad), organised by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE).
  • The world’s biggest team chess championship, featuring players from 187 countries.
  • It is organised at Hotel Four Points by Sheraton, Mamallapuram.
  • It will start from July 29 and is to conclude on August 10.
  • The Tamil Nadu government, which sanctioned over ?92 crore to host the Chess Olympiad.
  • Over 20,000 players will participate in the Olympiad.
  • It consists of open and women's tournaments, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess.

Key Points

  • Teams   -   188 (Open) and 162 (Women)
  • Nations - 186 (Open) and 160 (Women)
  • Venue-    Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (opening and closing ceremonies)
  • Previous Event -   Batumi 2018
  • Next Event -  Budapest 2024

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