Chess Olympiad 2022: The 44th edition of the world’s biggest chess event will be held in Chennai from July 28 to August 10, 2022.
FIDE Introduces Torch Relay Tradition
Torch Relay Tradition being hosted in India for the first time gave the start to the 2022 Chess Olympiad. On June 21, 2022, The International Chess Federation (FIDE) held its inaugural Torch Relay ceremony in India, initiated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich.
Soon the relay started covering all the main cities in India. Tech Mahindra, who are the digital partners for FIDE Chess Olympiad, hosted a torch relay at HQ Towers, Mumbai, where Chess Gaja founder GrandMaster Priyadharshan was a torch bearer.
In the upcoming event in Chennai, GrandMaster Priyadharshan will be the torch bearer.
Chess Gaja Founder as Coach for Brazil Team
With a record 187 countries taking part with 188 Teams in the Open section and 162 in the Women’s section, the Olympiad will witness the highest ever participation. GrandMaster Priyadharshan is the Official National Coach and Captain for the Brazil Team in this Olympiad. Brazil is in the Top 30 teams among the 188 teams in the Open section. We have written a described article about this (read it here).
Velammal School Honoring their Alumni
On June 25, 2022, Velammal School conducted an exclusive program honoring their 6 World Champion alumnus who are participating in the Chess Olympiad. One among them is Grand Master Priyadharshan Kannapan.
How India Celebrates and Prepares for the 44th Chess Olympiad
As a welcome to all the teams from Tamil Nadu, the Chess Anthem for the 44th Chess Olympiad was composed by the Great musician A.R. Rahman and released by Honorable Chief Minister M.K. Stalin.
Napier Bridge, Metro Trains, and Milk products have been redesigned for the Chess Olympiad. Additionally, many events are being conducted to create more awareness of chess.
With only two days left for the most exciting and world’s biggest event, don’t miss out on all the actions in the upcoming days.