Chess Olympiad 2022

Tamil Nadu’s Napier Bridge Painted Like A Chess Board Ahead of Olympiad

The video has received a mixed response from the people on Twitter. Chennai: The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad is set to start on July 28 in Chennai’s Mahabalipuram. Now, a video from the city’s Napier Bridge, painted like a chess board, has cropped up on the Internet. The clip, shared by IAS officer Supriya Sahu, …

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Carlsen walks in like a deity, hints at being a mortal in a five-hour bout before he shows who is the boss

The 64-squared world gathered inside the cacophonous hall paused, took a deep collective gasp and stood frozen like statues in their pose. Just their eyes rolled, as Magnus Carlsen breezed past the crowded hallway, his half-quiff ruffled, and squeezed briskly into the hall. The moment was akin to pilgrims at a temple finally granted the …

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Viswanathan Anand on new role as FIDE Deputy president and D Gukesh’s incredible Chess Olympiad campaign

Viswanathan Anand on Wednesday said that the most striking highlight for him from the recently-concluded Olympiad was the presence of numerous Under-20 medal-winners in two of the top-three teams in the open category. “For me, the most striking fact is that among the three medal-winning teams, out of ten of them (Uzbekistan & India), nine …

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44th FIDE Chess Olympiad caps off with terrific performances

Image Source: TWITTER Vibrant closing ceremony ended 44th edition of FIDE Chess Olympiad. The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad which was organized in a short span of four months capped off with culturally rooted extravagant performances in Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai, on Tuesday. Over 187 countries competed on 700 boards in the tournament. Out of which, …

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Chess Olympiad: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin announces Rs 1 crore prize for Indian teams

Home Cities Chennai Chess Olympiad: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin announces Rs 1 crore prize for Indian teams The international indoor sports event was successfully conducted by the Tamil Nadu government, bringing laurels from across the world, MK Stalin said. Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin with Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand look on as action unfolds in …

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44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai draws to a close

Home Cities Chennai 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai draws to a close Presiding over the closing ceremony, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said the state government has been implementing several schemes under the ‘Dravidian model,’ to make the state a pioneer in sports. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE …

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Chess Olympiad gold for Ukraine: ‘But medal can’t stop a war’

AFTER FORCING a draw from the clutches of defeat against Poland’s Oliwia Kiolbasa, guaranteeing a gold medal for Ukraine in the Chess Olympiad on Tuesday, Anna Ushenina quietly walked to the side of the hall and slumped into the arms of her teammate Natalia Buksa. There were no leaps of joy or high-fives, just tears …

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Uzbek chess: More than just Abdusattorov. Triumph at Chess Olympiad is ‘Our independence day gift’ to Uzbekistan, says coach

The incessant focus on Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Uzbekistan’s talisman and world rapid champion irritates coach Ivan Sokolov. “I can understand the attention he gets. He is a world champion, a national hero and gives stability on the first board. But this victory has proved that Uzbekistan chess is not just about him. We have more players …

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