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44th FIDE Chess Olympiad, Chennai. The Back Story

Read the whole back story behind 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad

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44th FIDE Chess Olympiad, Chennai. The Back Story

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Turn of events that led to India bagging the rights

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Chennai to host first ever Chess Olympiad
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About Chennai

Chennai,
Where the old meets the new

Chennai, Where the Old Meets the New Chennai is the mecca of Indian chess. And not just chess. Chennai is also known for its scenic beauty. It is a home for world’s second longest beach and rock-cut architecture and more. Chennai is proud to be the host of 44th Chess Olympiad 2022, where over 2000 players from more than 200 countries will be participating.

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Years of Rich Tradition

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5 Star Hotels Available

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Global Airports Directly Connected

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History of Chess Olympiad

Birth of the Olympiad

The very first Olympiad was an unofficial one. In 1924 an attempt was made to include chess in the Olympic Games, but failed because of the problems with distinguishing between amateur and professional players. While the 1924 Summer Olympics was taking place in Paris

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Schedule of the Tournament

List of all the
Tournament Rounds

Day-1

Arrival Day

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27th Jul, 2022

Day-2

Arbiters Meeting

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17:00

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28th Jul, 2022

Day-2

Opening Ceremony

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19:00

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28th Jul, 2022

Day-3

Captains Meeting

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09:30

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29th Jul, 2022

Day-3

Round 1

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15:00

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29th Jul, 2022

Day-4

Round 2

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15:00

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30th Jul, 2022

Day-5

Round 3

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15:00

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31st Jul, 2022

Day-6

Round 4

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15:00

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01st Aug, 2022

Day-7

Round 5

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15:00

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02nd Aug, 2022

Day-8

Round 6

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15:00

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03rd Aug, 2022

Day-8

Bermuda Party

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22:00

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03rd Aug, 2022

Day-9

Free Day

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04th Aug, 2022

Day-10

Round 7

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15:00

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05th Aug, 2022

Day-11

Round 8

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15:00

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06th Aug, 2022

Day-12

Round 9

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15:00

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07th Aug, 2022

Day-13

Round 10

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15:00

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08th Aug, 2022

Day-14

Round 11

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10:00

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09th Aug, 2022

Day-14

Closing Ceremony

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16:00

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09th Aug, 2022

Day-15

Departure Day

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10th Aug, 2022


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44th Chess Olympiad - The Back Room Story

Strong efforts from the federation (AICF) and Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan brought the impossible to reality as FIDE granted India the rights to host the 44th Chess Olympiad which has been taking place for the last 95 years

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Chennai to host first ever Chess Olympiad in India from July 28

Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) started looking for new hosts and invited new bidders. The AICF fulfilled the hosting criteria set by FIDE within less than a week.

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Turn of events that led to India bagging the rights of 44th Chess Olympiad

The participant's list will be a virtual who's who with most of the stars from across the world participating from more than 150 countries.

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44th Chess Olympiad - The Back Room Story

New Delhi, April 12: The history will be scripted as India is all set to host the biggest chess event in the world, the Chess Olympiad, for the first time ever. The 44th edition of the extravaganza will be held later this year in the mecca of chess Chennai.

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Turn of events that led to India bagging the rights of 44th Chess Olympiad

The participant's list will be a virtual who's who with most of the stars from across the world participating from more than 150 countries.

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The call that brought Chess Olympiad to India

It was an exploratory but well-timed phone call that brought to India the World Chess Olympiad, the biennial chess extravaganza that the sub-continent had not hosted before. Chennai will host the event in July-August.

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Chennai to host first ever Chess Olympiad in India from July 28

Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) started looking for new hosts and invited new bidders. The AICF fulfilled the hosting criteria set by FIDE within less than a week.

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2022-04-12

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Turn of events that led to India bagging the rights of 44th Chess Olympiad

The history will be scripted as India is all set to host the biggest chess event in the world, the Chess Olympiad, for the first time ever. The 44th edition of the extravaganza will be held later...

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2022-04-12

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44th Chess Olympiad – The back room story

Strong efforts from the federation (AICF) and Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan brought the impossible to reality as FIDE granted India the rights to host the 44th Chess Olympiad which has been taking place for the last 95 years

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2022-04-12

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44th Chess Olympiad Chennai - The Back Story

Requisite $10 million guaranteeNew Delhi, April 12: The history will be scripted as India is all set to host the biggest chess event in the world, the Chess Olympiad, for the first time ever...

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2022-04-12

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