44th Chess Olympiad
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Tamil Nadu proves its mettle as Olympiad host

TN, after all, has a long history with the sport. Chief Minister MK Stalin said that 36% of India’s grandmasters hail from the State. Still, hosting the event was a gamble.

published on : 11th August 2022
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Traffic diversion for closing ceremony of Chess Olympiad

In view of the closing ceremony of the 44th Chess Olympiad scheduled to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru indoor stadium on Tuesday, the following traffic diversions will be in place.

published on : 8th August 2022
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Indian chess legend Anand becomes FIDE deputy president

The elections to the world chess body were held during the FIDE Congress which is being conducted here alongside the 44th Chess Olympiad.

published on : 7th August 2022
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Impressive how India organised Chess Olympiad in less than four months: Hungary federation official

The All India Chess Federation swung into action quickly and with the support of the Tamil Nadu government got down to work to organise the Olympiad.

published on : 30th July 2022
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Chess Olympiad: Hop-on, hop-off buses to attract more tourists

The tourism department hopes to bring more people to Mamallapuram this weekend as the ancient port city of Pallavas hosts the 44th International Chess Olympiad.

published on : 30th July 2022
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‘Kendama’ an ancient Japanese balancing act turns heads at Chess Olympiad

Chess enthusiasts who went to Four Points in Mamallapuram to watch the Olympiad were fascinated by a Japanese player showing his skills in the ancient game of Kendama.

published on : 30th July 2022
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Chess fever grips Twitter as Olympiad comes to Chennai

Chennai and Mahabalipuram, not to mention all of Tamil Nadu, are agog with excitement over the Chess Olympiad 2022.

published on : 30th July 2022
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Pudukkottai District Administration's viral Video Celebrates Chess

As Tamil Nadu hosts the 44th Chess Olympiad, every district has been coming out with innovative ways to promote chess.

published on : 29th July 2022
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PM Modi opens Chess Olympiad, Tamil Nadu displays kings and queens

Hailing the organisers for making outstanding arrangements, the prime minister said this is the first time India where chess originated is hosting the Chess Olympiad.

published on : 29th July 2022
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'Include photos of President and PM in Olympiad promotions': HC tells Tamil Nadu government

However, Advocate General R Shunmugasundaram argued that the government never intended to exclude their photographs.

published on : 29th July 2022
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Kings and queens of world to hold court in Chennai

The 44th Chess Olympiad is finally here. It’s only poetic that the city that’s hosting it is lovingly called the cradle of chess.

published on : 28th July 2022
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Making public the private spectrum of art

Festival mode it is, in this part of the country. Checkered bus shelters and bridges have sprung up randomly, like the wild mushrooms that pop up after the rains.

published on : 28th July 2022
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Chess Olympiad: Tourist-friendly autos await visitors

The Tamil Nadu Tourism Department has trained 25 auto drivers from Mamallapuram to serve visitors and delegates during the Chess Olympiad to be held between July 28 and August 10.

published on : 27th July 2022
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44th Chess Olympiad: Exclusive immigration counters, exit for players

The Chennai International Airport, on Tuesday, has been bustling with activity as the chess players started arriving to take part in the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram.

published on : 27th July 2022
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PM Modi to reach Chennai tomorrow for Chess Olympiad inauguration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 44th Chess Olympiad here at a grand event at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on July 28.

published on : 27th July 2022
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Chess Olympiad to give a leg-up for tourism sector

Dept sets up handicrafts stall and pavilion to showcase tourist destinations at venue

published on : 27th July 2022
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44th Chess Olympiad mascot Thambi takes over Tamil Nadu

For the international tournament, 349 teams from 187 nations will be visiting Chennai, breaking previous records of participation.

published on : 27th July 2022
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Security lapse? Polish man flees Sri Lanka on kayak, treks 15 km to TN village

Various law enforcement agencies, including the Indian Navy, expressed concerns about the man’s entry even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Olympiad in Chennai on July 28

published on : 26th July 2022
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Olympiad ahead, chess fever grips Chennai

The city embraced its chess roots by turning out in large numbers for the ‘Olympiad Curtain Raiser Rapid Chess Tournament 2022’, on Sunday.

published on : 25th July 2022
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44th Chess Olympiad: Strays held to ease traffic

Over 50 animals, including cattle & monkeys along highway, captured ahead of mega event.

published on : 25th July 2022
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