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FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 Live Streaming Update: Chess Olympiad fever has reached its peak in Chennai and Indian teams are in for the glory…

FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 Live Streaming Updates: Chess Olympiad fever is at its peak in Chennai with Indian teams vying for glory in the 44th edition of the prestigious event starting on Thursday. With powerhouses Russia and China absent, India will field three teams in the Open and Women’s categories respectively. Even though five-time world champion and legend Viswanathan Anand chose not to play and donned the mentor’s hat this time, the Indian teams put on a great look. Follow Chess Olympiad 2022 updates on InsideSport.IN

FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 Live: FIDE Chess Olympiad kicks off in Chennai Check all you need to know about Chess Olympiad, India’s match schedule and India squad for live broadcast details

FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 Live: FIDE Chess Olympiad kicks off in Chennai Check all you need to know about Chess Olympiad, India's match schedule and India squad for live broadcast details
FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 Live: FIDE Chess Olympiad kicks off in Chennai Check all you need to know about Chess Olympiad, India’s match schedule and India squad for live broadcast details

The Chess Olympiad is being held in India for the first time and the event officially kicked off with a grand opening ceremony on Thursday. Players will begin their action on Friday, 29th July 2022.

The upcoming edition will be the biggest Chess Olympiad ever as it will attract a record 188 teams from 185 countries of the world in the open category and 162 in the women’s category, with six from India also competing. Each team will have five members and all 30 players representing India in this tournament are Grandmasters.

The Indian ‘A’ team, seeded second behind the star-studded USA, could be among the main contenders for the top prize. Meanwhile, Yuva Bharat ‘B’ squad coach RB Ramesh, has been picked 11th and can be counted among the dark horses. India’s two youngest Grandmasters R Pragyanandha and D Gukesh are in this team.

Indian team in Chess Olympiad

Men’s Team:

A: Vidit S Gujarathi, P Harikrishna, Arjun Erigaisi, SL Narayanan, K Sasikiran.
B: Nihal Sarin, D Gukesh, R Pragyanandha, B Adiban, Raunak Sadhbani.
C: Surya Shekhar Ganguly, SP Sethuraman, Abhijit Gupta, Karthikeyan Murali, Abhimanyu Puranik.

Women’s Team:
A: Koneru Hampi, D Harika, R Vaishali, Tanya Sachdev, Bhakti Kulkarni.
B: Vanthika Aggarwal, Soumya Swaminathan, Mary Ann Gomes, Padmini Raut, Divya Deshmukh.
C: Esha Karvade, Sahitya Varshini. Pratyusha Bodda, PV Nandidha, Vishwa Vasnawala.

What are the rules and format for Chess Olympiad 2022?

The tournament will be played in classical format. Players have to make 40 moves in 90 minutes. Players can draw opponents at any point in the match. A team will play a total of 11 matches and the team with the highest points at the end of all rounds will win the title.

What is the schedule of Chess Olympiad 2022?

July 29: Round 1 at 3 pm (IST)

July 30: Round 2 at 3 pm (IST)

July 31: Round 3 at 3 pm (IST)

August 1: Round 4 at 3 pm (IST)

August 2: Round 5 at 3 pm (IST)

August 3: Round 6 at 3 pm (IST)

August 4: Rest day

August 5: Round 7 at 3 pm (IST)

August 6: Round 8 at 3 pm (IST)

August 7: Round 9 at 3 pm (IST)

August 8: Round 10 at 3 pm (IST)

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Where will the 44th Chess Olympiad be played?

The 44th Chess Olympiad will be played at the Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort and Convention Center on East Coast Road in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

How can I watch the live broadcast of the opening ceremony of Chess Olympiad 2022? Doordarshan will telecast the opening ceremony of Chess Olympiad 2022 live.

How can I watch the live streaming of the opening ceremony of the 44th Chess Olympiad? You can watch live streaming of the 44th Chess Olympiad on Chessbase India and FIDE’s YouTube channel.

When will the opening ceremony of the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 begin? The matches of Chess Olympiad 2022 will begin at 3 pm IST on Friday and the opening ceremony of the tournament will begin at 6 pm IST on Thursday.

FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 Live: FIDE Chess Olympiad kicks off in Chennai Check all you need to know about Chess Olympiad, India’s match schedule and India squad for live broadcast details

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