The Chess Olympiad has been moved from Russia to Chennai.© AFP
The 44th Chess Olympiad, which turned into moved out of Russia after it invaded Ukraine, will be organised in Chennai later this 365 days, making it the second main global match of the game to be held in India after the World Championship match in 2013. The announcement turned into made by Tamil Nadu chief minister M Good ample Stalin on his Twitter page on Tuesday evening. “Pleased that the Chess Capital of India is made up our minds to host the 44th Chess Olympiad! A proud second for Tamil Nadu! Chennai warmly welcomes your total Kings and Queens from around the arena! #ChessOlympiad2022,” he acknowledged within the tweet.
“It be reliable now….India will host the 44th World Chess Olympiad 2022 at Chennai!” the All-India Chess Federation added on its Twitter handle.
The All-India Chess federation (AICF) had submitted a guarantee of USD10 million (approx Rs 70 crore) to FIDE to host the tournament. The Olympiad turned into moved out of Russia after it invaded neighbouring Ukraine on February 24.
The Chess Olympiad is a biennial personnel match wherein teams from some 190 countries compete over a two-week length. It turned into presupposed to connect space in Moscow from July 26 to August 8.
The diversified events which were moved far off from Russia are the main Chess Olympiad for Folks with Disabilities and the 93rd FIDE Congress.
The final chess match of such stature to come merit to India turned into the 2013 world championship conflict between Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen, the most modern world No.1.
The invasion of Ukraine has ended in a slew of sporting cancellations in Russia with the Global Olympic Committee urging member countries to develop determined no events are hosted by the country.
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