Chess Gaja founder as National Coach for Brazil in 44th Chess Olympiad

Chess Gaja founder as National Coach for Brazil in 44th Chess Olympiad

The 44th Chess Olympiad, organizing by the International Chess Federation conducting open and women’s tournaments, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, will be held in Chennai, India, from July 28 to August 10 for the biggest chess competition of the year.

Among 187 teams participating in the Open section Brazil is ranked in the Top 30. Brazil team comprises of 5 GrandMasters naming Luis Paulo Supi, Krikor Mekhitarian, Alexandr Fier, André Diamant, Darcy Lima.

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We are delighted and proud to announce that Chess Gaja founder GrandMaster and FIDE Trainer Priyadharshan Kannappan is the official National Coach and Captain for the Brazil team.

Captain of Brazil team

The five GrandMasters of Brazil team profiles are as follows:

GM Alexandr Fier

Alexandr Fier has won five gold medals at the Pan American Youth Chess Festival and he has also won Brazil Chess Championship in 2005 and 2018. In 2006 he won the 65 Anos da Federação Paulista tournament.

GM Luis Paulo Supi

Luis, Brazil Chess Champion in 2021 has won the Pan American Junior Championship in 2016 on tiebreak. In an online blitz game played in May 2020, Supi defeated Magnus Carlsen in 18 moves.

GM Andre Diamant

He won the Brazilian Chess Championship in 2008 and 2009 and played for Brazil in the Chess Olympiads of 2008 and 2010.

GM Krikor Mekhitarian

Mekhitarian achieved his Grandmaster title within the space of eight months, securing his first norm at the 26th Brazilian Championship, His final GM norm came in June 2010, with a 9th-place finish in the International Chess Festival Eforie. He took part in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament C Group 2013 finishing in 4th place with 8/13.

GM Darcy Lima

He is the president of the Brazilian Chess Confederation. Lima won the Brazilian junior championship in Fortaleza and he won the Brazilian Chess Championship three times (1992, 2002, 2003). He was qualified to play in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000 and the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004, respectively. Lima also competed in the FIDE World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2005, 2007 and 2011. Lima represented Brazil eleven times in the Chess Olympiad (1988–2008).

Get ready to Catch the Actions from July 28. All the Best for all teams participating in Chess Olympiad 2022.

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