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Narendra Modi also congratulated individual members of the Indian contingent who won medals.

FIDE Chess Olympiad: PM Narendra Modi Hails Tamil Nadu People, Govt For Being 'Excellent' Hosts

The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad drew to a close in Chennai on Tuesday amid extravagant cultural events, with India's 'B' team settling for a bronze medal.

10 August 2022

Karpov with Kasparov (left)

Iconic Chess Rivalries That Left The World Hooked For Decades

The Olympiad has already led to some testy matches. Competition forms the spirit of sport. But no rivalry seems to hold as much intrigue and political messaging as some of the battles between two chess...


Viswanathan Anand is a five-time world chess champion.

AICF Supports Candidature Of Viswanathan Anand For Post Of FIDE Deputy President

Viswanathan Anand will be contesting for the post as part of incumbent FIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich's team.


India 'B' defeated Germany 3-1 in their final round match to end at third position in the Open event.

FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 In Chennai Draws To A Close

The India 'B' team settled for a bronze medal in the Open section while the India 'A' women's side also finished third in the Chess Olympiad.

09 August 2022

S Vijayalakshmi is the first Indian woman to win a medal at Chess Olympiad.

Paris To Mahabalipuram: Timeline Of The Chess Olympiad 

The chess Olympiad was officially first held in London in 1927.


Russia, Belarus players can play at the individual tournaments of the FIDE World Championship cycle.

World Chess Body FIDE Suspends Russia, Belarus From Its Official Events

The world chess governing body took the decision on the recommendations of the IOC following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

16 March 2022

(L-R) Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Adhiban Baskaran, Dommaraju Gukesh and Nihal Sarin during Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai.

Chess Olympiad, Vishy Anand’s FIDE Aspirations To Further Boost India's Favourite Brain Game

Mahabalipuram is not only witnessing high-grade chess by both genders, it will also host the FIDE elections, where Vishy Anand is a favourite for the VP post.

04 August 2022

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The Chess Olympiad is a biennial event in which teams from some 190 countries compete.

Moved Out Of Russia, 2022 FIDE Chess Olympiad To Be Hosted By India In Chennai

Chess Olympiad 2022 was moved out of Russia after it invaded neighbouring Ukraine on February 24.

16 March 2022

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