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44th Chess Olympiad: How Chennai prepared for world's biggest Chess event

A total of 343 teams from 187 countries are taking part in the event, with 25 players from India participating under the mentorship of legendary Indian Chess Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand

PM Modi launches the torch relay for 44th Chess Olympiad, at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich are also seen (Photo: PTI)
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PM Modi launches the torch relay for 44th Chess Olympiad, at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich are also seen (Photo: PTI)

BS Web Team New Delhi
The 44th International Chess Olympiad, organised by Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE), is just a day away from its opening ceremony on July 28, 2022, in Chennai. It has been an extraordinary journey by the government of Tamil Nadu to pull in such efforts and host India's first-ever International Chess Olympiad.
 
How did Chennai get the hosting rights?

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First Published: Jul 27 2022 | 4:41 PM IST

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