PM Modi inaugurate 44th Chess Olympiad-2022 at JLN Indoor Stadium in Chennai
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 44th Chess Olympiad at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai on 28 July.
The Chess Olympiad will be held from 28 July to 10 August at Punjeri village in Mamallapuram.
The winners of the tournament will be awarded a total prize of Rs 5 lakh.
About Chess Olympiad
It is a biennial team event, in which teams from around 190 countries compete for honours over a period of two weeks.
This championship has been organised since 1927.
International Chess Federation (FIDE) organises the tournament and selects the host nation.
FIDE is an international organisation based in Switzerland that links various national chess federations and serves as the governing body of international chess competition.
It was founded in Paris, France, on July 20, 1924.
In 1999, FIDE was recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
FIDE President - Arkady Dvorkovich
Vishwanathan Anand of India is the only Indian player who has won a World Chess title .
He has won it five times 2000,2007,2008,2010,2012.
Please see post of 20 June 2022 also
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