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PM inaugurates 44th Class Chess Olympiad

  • Published
    5th Aug, 2022

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 the event

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Chess first appeared in India about the 6th century AD and by the 10th century had spread from Asia to the Middle East and Europe. 

  • 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.
  • Location:
  • Duration: July 29 to August 10.
  • Over 20,000 players are participating in the Olympiad.
  • It consists of open and women's tournaments, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess.
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