A report variety of 343 groups from 187 nations will participate within the forty fourth Chess Olympiad to be held right here from July 28 to August 10. The Olympiad, the largest ever world chess meet hosted by India has two particular classes — Open Part and ladies’s part. In line with All India Chess Federation (AICF) secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan, the Occasion Director, “We’ve a record-breaking 187 nations registered with 189 groups within the open part and 154 within the girls’s part.”
Beforehand, the Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, held in 2018, had set a report with 184 and 150 groups within the open and ladies’s sections respectively from 179 nations.
World champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway, the best ever rated participant on the planet, would be the star attraction after he confirmed his participation within the mega occasion.
India, because the host nation, is eligible to area an additional group in each sections and has a possibility to area a 3rd group in case of wierd variety of entries, the discharge mentioned.
It has already introduced two groups every within the Open and ladies’s sections with the likes of Vidit Gujrathi, Nihal Sarin, P Harikrishna, teenaged sensations R Praggnanandhaa and D Gukesh together with girls stars Koneru Humpy, D Harika and R Vaishali being included within the squads.
Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand would be the mentor for the Indian squads. A preparatory camp was held for the gamers in Chennai lately beneath the steerage of Anand and coach GM Boris Gelfand.
In the meantime AICF president Sanjay Kapoor mentioned,”Proper from the time the Olympiad was awarded to us, now we have been relentlessly working with a single-minded focus, maintaining the Olympic motto ‘quicker, greater, stronger’ in thoughts on the subject of organisational features additionally.”
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