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Chennai Chess Olympiad closing ceremony live updates

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After Chennai performed host for the forty fourth Chess Olympiad for the primary time, a grand closing ceremony is underway on the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium within the metropolis. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin and cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni take part within the gala perform.

After Chennai performed host for the forty fourth Chess Olympiad for the primary time, a grand closing ceremony is underway on the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium within the metropolis. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin and cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni take part within the gala perform.

The worldwide chess occasion is being held on the Four Points by Sheraton Mamallapuram Resort and Convention Centre close to Chennai, Tamil Nadu since July 29 following a grand inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and can finish on August 10. 

The occasion witnessed gamers from throughout the globe representing 187 international locations competing on 700 boards. 

Here are the live updates:

6.15 pm

Musical night

Soul-stirring music by percussionist Drums Sivamani, veena participant Rajhesh Vaidhya, flautist Naveen Kumar and pianist Stephen Devassy fills the air.

6.05 pm

CM Stalin arrives

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Ok Stalin who arrived on the venue of the closing ceremony reached the dais.

5 pm

India ‘B’ group wins bronze in Open part; India ‘A’ girls additionally end third

India ‘B’ group settled for a bronze medal within the Open part whereas the India ‘A’ girls’s facet additionally completed third within the forty fourth Chess Olympiad right here on August 9, 2022.

4 pm

Chess beneath the ocean

The barracudas off the coast of Neelankarai had been going about their Sunday as normal after they seen one thing peculiar: three checkered sq. boards. And on them stood black-and-white items within the form of pawns, bishops, knights, rooks, kings and queens. Soon, faculties of bannerfish, angelfish, jackfish and a solitary turtle joined the barracudas, as they witnessed their first underwater recreation of chess — Priyadarshini  Paitandy

3 pm

For the style of chess

Temple City group of hotels in Madurai has introduced a chess board cake to mark the ongoing Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram

Temple City group of inns in Madurai has launched a chess board cake to mark the continued Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram
| Photo Credit: Special association

As a tribute to the world’s largest group chess championship that’s underway in Mamallapuram, the Temple City group of Hotels in Madurai has created a chess board cake full with 64 black-and-white squares and 32 chess items — Soma Basu

1 pm

Explained | The Chess Olympiad: Where all of it started and the way India rose to the highest

Visitors playing Chess at the venue of the 44th Chess Olympiad being held at Mamallapuram on August 2, 2022

Visitors enjoying Chess on the venue of the forty fourth Chess Olympiad being held at Mamallapuram on August 2, 2022
| Photo Credit: B. Velankanni Raj

Founded in 1924 in Paris, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) organizes the biennial Chess Olympiad. The first official occasion was hosted in 1927 by the United Kingdom in London, with Hungary taking the gold medal.The Olympiad follows the 11-round Swiss format with two nations’ groups (4 gamers and one reserve) competing in opposition to one another on 4 corresponding boards. 

After gaining Independence from the British, India first participated within the FIDE Chess Olympiad held at Moscow in 1956 and completed twenty seventh. Since then, India has bettered its recreation, profitable bronze in 2014, gold in 2020, and bronze in 2021. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the occasion was held just about in 2020 and 2021.

In 2020, India and Russia had been collectively topped champion as a result of the results of two video games within the second finals match was affected by a internet outage in Cloudflare servers — Suchitra Karthikeyan

12 pm

Chennai Chess Olympiad inaugural updates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding the Chess Olympiad Torch along 
with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and Grandmasters Vishwanathan Anand, R. Praggnanandhaa, D. Gukesh and International Master S. Vijayalakshmi on July 28, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding the Chess Olympiad Torch alongside 
with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin and Grandmasters Vishwanathan Anand, R. Praggnanandhaa, D. Gukesh and International Master S. Vijayalakshmi on July 28, 2022
| Photo Credit: B. Jothi Ramalingam

A gala opening ceremony of the forty fourth FIDE Chess Olympiad befell on the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on July 28, 2022. The worldwide occasion was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, within the presence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin.




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