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. 

Important facts

  • 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

Indian champion

  • 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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