44th Chess Olympiad 2022 Chennai India Ticket prices, online booking link, opening ceremony date, time, schedule, logo, venue, mascot name, torch relay, registration

Meet Thambi ‘The Knight’, who is chosen as the official mascot of the 44th Chess Olympiad and find out how to buy tickets for the 2022 event

The 44th edition of the Chess Olympiad will start on July 28, 2022. This time the event will be held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Speaking of the previous year’s edition held in Batumi, Georgia, 343 teams participated, of which 184 teams belonged to the open section and 150 to the women’s section.

44th Chess Olympiad 2022 Chennai India Ticket Prices, Online Booking Link, Opening Ceremony Date, Time, Schedule, Logo, Venue, Mascot Name, Torch Relay and Registration

Speaking about this year’s participation, Indian Chess Federation (AICF) Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan said;

“This time we have a record number of 187 registered countries with 189 teams in the open section and 154 teams in the women’s section.

The All India Chess Federation has announced the launch of the 44th Chess Olympiad Ticket Portal and fans who wish to watch the matches live can purchase the spectator pass for Halls 1 and 2.

Event tickets can be reserved online at the link portal: Online ticket booking

Chess Olympiad ticket prices

The ticket price for the Chess Olympiad starts from Rs. 200/- for Category 1 & Hall No.2 and the maximum ticket price is up to Rs.8000/- for foreigners (Pass d full day access).

Click on the ‘Book Now’ button and follow the on-screen steps, you will receive your ticket confirmation by Whatsapp/Email/SMS.

Let’s find out who Thambi The Knight is, the official mascot of the 44th Chess Olympiad

Thambi is a brown horse, dressed in traditional attire and can be seen greeting people by doing “Namaste”. The word ‘Thambi’ is a local expression used in the Tamil language to address people meaning ‘Hey Little Brother’.

The horse is the knight of the chess game and is specially designed to showcase the culture of Tamil Nadu and the game of chess.

As the competition approaches, the streets of Chennai take on a chess block theme, which truly reflects the love of the game.

Current world champion Magnus Carlsen from Norway will also compete. The Norwegian is one of the highest rated players in the world. Speaking of the Indian team, Vidit Gujrathi, Nihal Sarin, P Harikrishna, R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh along with Koneru Humpy, D Harika and R Vaishali will represent India in the competition. Former world champion Vishwanath Anand will personally mentor the players.

Learn more about the 44th Chess Olympiad

Opening ceremony

This is the first Olympiad to be held in India from July 28 to August 10. The opening ceremony of the event will take place on July 28 at 7:00 p.m. (IST) in the presence of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who will then inaugurate the event.

Venue: The venue for the 45th Chess Olympiad will be at the Four Points by Sheraton Convention Center in Mahabalipuram near Chennai.

How to watch the action live in India: The 44th Chess Olympiad will be broadcast live on Doordarshan Network.

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