Inauguration of the 44th Chess Olympiad, India

The 44th Chess Olympiad is being held this year in India. Chennai hosted the inauguration ceremony of the Chess Olympiad on July 28th, 2022.

The grand event was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin. Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, superstar Rajnikanth and his daughter Aishwarya Rajnikanth were among the dignitaries present at the opening ceremony.

The highlights of the opening ceremony were the magnificent performances by the musicians and percussionists.

Chief Minister MK Stalinโ€™s son, Udhayanidhi Stalin, is involved in the organizing of the International Chess Olympiad.

Recently, Udhayanidhi thanked the creative team of the inaugural ceremony for organizing a successful show. Udhayanidhi also promised that the closing ceremony will be held on a bigger scale than the opening ceremony.

“Thx to the creative team behind yesterdays #ChennaiChess2022 inaugural event! @CMOTamilnadu @mkstalin @arrahmansir @VigneshShivN @AditiShankarofl and team! The closing ceremony will be bigger and better ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผall the best players !๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ#vanakkamchennai,” Udhayanidhi tweeted.

The 44th International Chess Olympiad is being held at Poonjeri Village in Mamallapuram from July 28 to August 10.

A record number of teams are competing in the open and womenโ€™s sections in this edition of the FIDE Chess Olympiad.