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Indian Chess Olympiad Team 2022: India will be hosting the 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai this year. The opening ceremony for this will be held on 28th July. Each participating country brings a team of five players. However, since India is the host for this year, it gets to have two teams for both men’s and women’s Olympiad.

Chess Olympiad India Team 2022

There will be 20 members in the Indian Chess Olympiad team 2022. The Men’s and Women’s Chess Olympiad will have a Team A and a Team B. The following are the names of the members.

“Opportunity to field two teams at the Olympiad opens the door for many young Indian talents to showcase their game on the biggest stage which otherwise would have been possible only after a wait of probably another couple of years”

Bharat Singh Chauhan, All India Chess Federation Secretary
CategoryTeam ATeam B
Women Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavali, R. Vaishali, Tania Sachdev, and Bhakti Kulkarni.Vantika Agarwal, Soumya Swaminathan, Mary Ann Gomes, Padmini Rout, Divya Deshmukh
MenVidit Gujrathi, P. Harikrishna, Arjun Erigaisi, S. L. Narayanan, K. SasikiranNihal Sarin, D. Gukesh, B. Adhiban, R. Praggananandha, Raunak Sadhwani

India’s World Champion Viswanathan Anand, took a step back so that the young Indian players get a chance to participate. This will be a golden opportunity for these players. Anand will be the Chief Mentor of the Chess Olympiad India Team.

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Dates for the FIDE Chess Olympiad

To make sure that you do not miss any round of the 44th Chess Olympiad, you must be aware of the schedule. The matches will be played from 29th July to 9th August. Venue for the Olympiad is Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort and Convention Center, Chennai. Take a look at the Chess Olympiad schedule given below.

Round/EventDateTime
Arrival Day27th JulyAll day
Arbiters MeetingOpening Ceremony28th July5:00 PM7:00 PM
Captains MeetingRound 129th July9:30 AM3:00 PM
Round 230th July3:00 PM
Round 331st July3:00 PM
Round 41st August3:00 PM
Round 52nd August3:00 PM
Round 6Bermuda Party3rd August3:00 PM10:00 PM
Free day4th AugustFull day
Round 75th August3:00 PM
Round 86th August3:00 PM
Round 97th August3:00 PM
Round 108th August3:00 PM
Round 11Closing Ceremony9th August10”00 AM4:00 PM
Departure Day10th AugustAll day

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Indian Chess Olympiad Team FAQs

How many teams will India have for the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022?

India will have two teams for the Men’s and Women’s Chess Olympiad.

Who will be the members of the Men’s Chess Olympiad India Team 2022?

The members of the Men’s Chess Olympiad India Team 2022 will be Vidit Gujrathi, P. Harikrishna, Arjun Erigaisi, S. L. Narayanan, K. Sasikiran (Team A), and Nihal Sarin, D. Gukesh, B. Adhiban, R. Praggananandha, Raunak Sadhwani (Team B)

Who will be the members of the Women’s Chess Olympiad India Team 2022?

The members of the Women’s Chess Olympiad India Team 2022 will be Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavali, R. Vaishali, Tania Sachdev, and Bhakti Kulkarni (Team A) and Vantika Agarwal, Soumya Swaminathan, Mary Ann Gomes, Padmini Rout, Divya Deshmukh (Team B)

When will the 44th Chess Olympiad be held?

It will be held from 26th July to 8th August.

What is the venue for the FIDE Chess Olympiad?

The venue will be Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort and Convention Center, Chennai.

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