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
|Category||Team A||Team B|
|Women||Koneru Humpy, Harika Dronavali, R. Vaishali, Tania Sachdev, and Bhakti Kulkarni.||Vantika Agarwal, Soumya Swaminathan, Mary Ann Gomes, Padmini Rout, Divya Deshmukh|
|Men||Vidit Gujrathi, P. Harikrishna, Arjun Erigaisi, S. L. Narayanan, K. Sasikiran||Nihal 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.
|Arrival Day||27th July||All day|
|Arbiters MeetingOpening Ceremony||28th July||5:00 PM7:00 PM|
|Captains MeetingRound 1||29th July||9:30 AM3:00 PM|
|Round 2||30th July||3:00 PM|
|Round 3||31st July||3:00 PM|
|Round 4||1st August||3:00 PM|
|Round 5||2nd August||3:00 PM|
|Round 6Bermuda Party||3rd August||3:00 PM10:00 PM|
|Free day||4th August||Full day|
|Round 7||5th August||3:00 PM|
|Round 8||6th August||3:00 PM|
|Round 9||7th August||3:00 PM|
|Round 10||8th August||3:00 PM|
|Round 11Closing Ceremony||9th August||10”00 AM4:00 PM|
|Departure Day||10th August||All day|
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Indian Chess Olympiad Team FAQs
India will have two teams for the Men’s and Women’s Chess Olympiad.
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)
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)
It will be held from 26th July to 8th August.
The venue will be Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort and Convention Center, Chennai.