This year India is hosting the 44th Chess olympiad at the chess capital of India, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The olympiad will be starting on 29th and will conclude on 10th August and it was organized by Tamil Nadu Government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the event on 28th July and brilliant chess players from 187 countries will be participating in this competition. The event was originally scheduled in Moscow, Russia but as war broke down between Russia and Ukraine the was canceled and finally it is happening in India.
Where will the 44th Chess Olympiad match be played?
The 44th Chess Olympiad will be played at the Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort and Convention Centre, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Opening ceremony of the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the opening ceremony of the tournament on 28th July at 6 PM IST on Thursday and The matches of the Chess Olympiad 2022 will start at 3 PM IST on Friday (29th July 2022).
I am still immersed in the grandeur & visual brilliance shown during the inaugural ceremony of #ChessChennai2022.
My hearty thanks to Hon'ble PM @NarendraModi, @rajbhavan_tn, Hon'ble @ianuragthakur, Hon'ble @Murugan_MoS, (1/4) pic.twitter.com/5LOLMZUj8M
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) July 28, 2022
Thank U for the opportunity & all the support from day 1🙏🏼 ur intention , interest & efforts to make this event at great standards made all the difference! Honoured & humbled to be given such a big opportunity! Gratitude extends to all the
Govt.Officials for all the support 🙏🏼💐 https://t.co/qZlP2Jrryo
— Vignesh Shivan (@VigneshShivN) July 28, 2022
Where to watch live streaming of 44th Chess Olympiad
Interested people can watch the live streaming of the 44th Chess Olympiad on the YouTube channels of Chessbase India and FIDE, also people can buy Tickets and can enjoy the competition from the stadium as well.
Thambi the Mascot:
Thambi is dressed in a white shirt and dhoti, and it is named as Thambi, which is a symbol of brotherhood to indicate that we are all one fraternity. Former Chief minister C N Annadurai used to call everyone as Thambi, hence the mascot was named in his honor,” current Chief Minister Stalin said.
Schedule for the Chess Olympiad 2022
Round 1: July29 at 3 p.m(IST)
Round 2: July 30 at 3 pm (IST)
Round 3: July 31 at 3 pm (IST)
Round 4:August 1 at 3 pm (IST)
Round 5: August 2at 3 pm (IST)
Round 6: August 3at 3 pm (IST)
Round 7:August 5 at 3 pm (IST)
Round 8:August 6 at 3 pm (IST)
Round 9: August 7 at 3 pm (IST)
Round 10: August 8 at 3 pm (IST)
Round 11: August 9 at 3 pm (IST)