A lifetime opportunity for youngsters, says Viswanathan Anand as 100-day countdown for Chess Olympiad begins | Chess News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The 100-day countdown for the forty fourth Chess Olympiad, to be held right here later this yr, started on Monday with the legendary Viswanathan Anand terming the match a life-time alternative for children to catch a glimpse of their idols.
“It’s a lifetime alternative for children to get a glimpse of their idols, watch them play and presumably work together with them,” stated India’s first-ever Grandmaster Anand in a press launch.
The Olympiad shall be held from July 28 to August 10.
“The Countdown to the #ChessOlympiad2022 begins! #100daystogo and to mark the event discover me on livestream some video games of the previous Chess Olympiads,” Anand stated in a tweet.

A number of different gamers together with girls’s star D Harika and famous coach R B Ramesh tweeted in regards to the countdown.
“And the countdown begins. Simply 100 extra days to go for the grand #FIDECHESSOLYMPIAD2022 to happen in India,” Harika stated.

In the meantime, All India Chess Federation (AICF) secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan stated, “We’re sparing no effort to make sure that this Olympiad would be the greatest ever and hope that folks shall be speaking about it for the subsequent 100 years.”
A number of Grandmasters and nationwide champions from greater than 150 international locations shall be taking part within the Chess Olympiad.
Tons of of district-level gamers from Tamil Nadu have already put of their requests to witness the video games reside and shortly the fever will catch up in the entire nation, the discharge stated.
The Olympiad was initially scheduled to be hosted by Russia between July 26 and August 8 in Moscow however was moved out following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February.
Subsequently, FIDE (world chess physique) allotted the championship to Chennai.
The final chess occasion of such stature to return to India was the 2013 World Championship conflict between Anand and Magnus Carlsen, the present world No. 1.

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