Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai – Four Points by Sheraton, Mahaballipuram

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Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai: Venue: Four Point Sheraton Conventional Center, Mahabalipuram, Chennai; Place: Chennai, India; Start: 28-Jul-2022. End: 10-Aug-2022. Time control type: Standard. The 44th Chess Olympiad, organised by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE). The 44th Chess Olympiad will be held in Chennai, Mahabalipuram in 2022.

Chennai will be the host city for the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mahabalipuram, which will take place from July 28 to August 10.

The All India Chess Federation (AICF) is leaving no stone unturned to make the tournament a grand success. Read More: Hotels Near By OMR & ECR

The official logo, mascot and hashtag were unveiled by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M K Stalin and President of AICF Dr. Sanjay Kapoor in Chennai.

Chess Olympiad

The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams representing nations of the world compete. FIDE organises the tournament and selects the host nation.

The 44th Chess Olympiad will commence on Thursday, July 28, 2022 and ends on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE)


The 44th Chess Olympiad, organised by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE). FIDE currently has its headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland), but it was initially founded in 1924 in Paris under the motto “Gens Una Sumus” (Latin for “We are one Family”).

44th Chess Olympiad 2022

Place: Chennai, India

Start: 28-Jul-2022

End: 10-Aug-2022

Venue: Four Point Sheraton, Mahaballipuram, Chennai, TN

The 44th Chess Olympiad will be held in Chennai from July 28 to August 10, 2022. The prestigious competition, which has been organised since 1927, is being hosted in India for the first time and in Asia after 30 years. With 189 countries participating, this will be the largest participation in any Chess Olympiad.

Chess Olympiad 2022 Bid

The Government of Tamil Nadu along with the All India Chess Federation has announced that India has won the bid to host FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai. The FIDE Council has approved the bid presented by the All India Chess Federation (AICF) and Tamil Nadu Government to host the 2022 Chess Olympiad in Chennai, the capital of the Tamil Nadu state.

Tamil Nadu Government

This information given by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin. Tamil Nadu chief minister announced that State would host the international event claimed this Olympiad would be milestone history of the state.

‘Thambi’ is the Official Mascot

The official logo, mascot and hashtag were unveiled by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M K Stalin and President of AICF Dr. Sanjay Kapoor in Chennai. Key Facts The 44th Chess Olympiad is scheduled to be organised in July 2022. ‘Thambi’ is the official mascot of the Olympiad.13-Jun-2022

Thambi official Mascot
Thambi official Mascot

The Official Mascot of 44th Chess Olympiad is ‘Thambi’. The word ‘Thambi’ in Tamil language means – little or younger brother.

Thambi – Official Mascot of Chess Olympiad | Download Video

44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai – Mahabalipuram

Official Hashtag

#ChessChennai2022 is the official hashtag unveiled by TN Chief minister MK Stalin.

44th Chess Olympiad 2022 Profile

Event NameChess Olympiad
Chess Olympiad Edition44th Edition of Chess Olympiad
Organised byFédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE)
Place Mahaballipuram, Chennai
StateTamil Nadu
Host CountryIndia
VenueFour Points by Sheraton, Mahabalipuram
[Resort & Convention Center]
Tournament Dates26 July to 8th August 2022
Tournament Start Date28-Jul-2022
Tournament End Date10-Aug-2022
Time control type:Standard
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Official website: |

Chess Olympiad Venue

The venue will be the Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram (alias: Mamallapuram) Resort & Convention Center, 60 kilometers south of central Chennai. It is located in Mamallapuram, one of the famous tourist sites in India and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of seventh- and eighth-century Hindu monuments.

Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram, is a town in Chengalpattu district in the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, best known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 7th- and 8th-century Hindu Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. It is one of the famous tourist sites in India.[1] The ancient name of the place is Thirukadalmallai.

Four Points by Sheraton

The Olympiad venue is the Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort and Convention Centre. It is located on the East Coast Road (ECR). 23kms away from the Old Mahaballipuram Road (OMR) in South Chennai.

Four Points By Sherton Mahabalipuram
Four Points By Sherton Mahabalipuram

Legend and Rising Star

Chennai has the legendary 15th world champion, Viswanathan Anand, among its seven million inhabitants, as well as the talented rising star GM Praggnanandhaa R.

It will be the first time that an Olympiad is held in India and the biggest chess event Chennai has ever hosted, after the 2013 world championship between Anand and GM Magnus Carlsen.


44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai

The Mecca of chess in India

“The Mecca of chess in India” and said it was a “matter of pride” for Chennai and Tamil Nadu to have the Olympiad. 

AICF registration 2022

For 44th chess Olympiad 2022 there are around 189 3 resistor in open section and 154 in women’s category. As we all know that, the 44th chess Olympiad is to be held from july 28 to august 10. The biggest chess Olympiad is hosted by India has two specific categories in open and women section. The last chess Olympiad in Batumi, georgia held in 2018.

Chess Olympiad 2022 Registration

Check out the details for Chess Olympiad Registration process, AICF registration 2022 for the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022, prize money, winners, schedule, ticket booking and hotel availability near to the venue in Chennai.

This is a very good news for all the chess level from India or all over the world. 44th chess Olympiad provide an opportunity to participate in this world class event. Tamil Nadu hosting this event, convention centre at 4 points by sheraton located in Mahabalipuram.

We all know that there are many interested and eligible who wants to participate in 44th chess Olympiad 2022. In order to participate in chess Olympiad applicant need to complete their registration form official website.

How to apply chess Olympiad 2022 registration

  • All the chess players who wants to to become a participant of 44th chess Olympiad. They have to complete their registration on all India chess federation AICF official website.
  • First you need to visit official webpage to complete your registration.
  • On the homepage application needs to select, The 44th Chess Olympiad Registration link.
  • A new webpage displayed on your screen.
  • In online registration form application needs to enter all the required information.
  • Enter your name, mother name, mother name, language, gender, date of birth, district name & FIDE Number.
  • Now applicant needs to choose player type POI/OCI.
  • Then click on answer yes or no options.
  • After that application needs to upload through document and passport size photograph along with what certificate
  • Check all the details carefully and click on submit option.

Chess Olympiad History [2008-2024]

200838th Chess Olympiad Dresden, Germany Armenia 19 Israel 18 United States 17
201039th Chess Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Ukraine 19 Russia 18 Israel 17
201240th Chess Olympiad Istanbul, Turkey Armenia 19 Russia 19 Ukraine 18
201441st Chess Olympiad Tromsø, Norway China 19 Hungary 17 India 17
201642nd Chess Olympiad Baku, Azerbaijan United States 20 Ukraine 20 Russia 18
201843rd Chess Olympiad Batumi, Georgia China 18 United States 18 Russia 18
2020Online Chess Olympiad †(Virtual) India ‡ Russia United States
2021Online Chess Olympiad † China (Virtual) Russia United States India
202244th Chess Olympiad § Chennai, India
202445th Chess Olympiad Budapest, Hungary

Chess Olympiad Torch Relay

The first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay took place on the 19th of June at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi lit the Flame and handed it over to 15th World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand. The Torch will travel through the country to 75 cities, celebrating the 75th Year of the country’s Independence and India’s 1st ever Chess Olympiad.

As of 2022, FIDE will recommend planning official Torch Relay Ceremonies for all Chess Olympiad organizers, including the 2024 Olympiad that will take place in Budapest, Hungary.

Chess Olympiad Torch Relay Schedule [Date and City]

Where the Torch is heading next?

Check out the upcoming dates where the Chess Olympiad Torch Relay is heading next [City].

S. No.DateCity / State, UT
120th June 2022New Delhi, Delhi
220th June 2022Leh, Ladakh
321st June 2022Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
421st June 2022Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
522nd June 2022Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
622nd June 2022Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
723rd June 2022Chandigarh, Chandigarh
823rd June 2022Patiala, Punjab
923rd June 2022Amritsar, Punjab
1024th June 2022Kurukshetra, Haryana
1124th June 2022Panipat, Haryana
1224th June 2022Gurugram, Haryana
1325th June 2022Dehradun, Uttarakhand
1425th June 2022Haridwar, Uttarakhand
1525th June 2022Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
1626th June 2022Noida, Uttar Pradesh
1726th June 2022Agra, Uttar Pradesh
1826th June 2022Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
1927th June 2022Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
2027th June 2022Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
2128th June 2022Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh
2228th June 2022Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
2329th June 2022Jaipur, Rajasthan
2429th June 2022Ajmer / Pushkar, Rajasthan
2529th June 2022Udaipur, Rajasthan
2630th June 2022Ahmedabad, Gujarat
2730th June 2022Kevadia, Gujarat
2830th June 2022Vadodra, Gujarat
291st July 2022Surat, Gujarat
301st July 2022Dandi, Gujarat
311st July 2022Daman, Daman & Diu
322nd July 2022Nagpur, Maharashtra
332nd July 2022Pune, Maharashtra
342nd July 2022Mumbai, Maharashtra
353rd July 2022Panaji, Goa
363rd July 2022Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
374th July 2022Indore, Madhya Pradesh
384th July 2022Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
395th July 2022Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
405th July 2022Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
416th July 2022Patna, Bihar
426th July 2022Rajgir, Bihar
436th July 2022Gaya, Bihar
447th July 2022Ranchi, Jharkhand
457th July 2022Kolkata, West Bengal
468th July 2022Siliguri, West Bengal
478th July 2022Gangtok, Sikkim
489th July 2022Cooch Behar, West Bengal
499th July 2022Guwahati, Assam
5010th July 2022Shillong, Meghalaya
5110th July 2022Imphal, Manipur
5211th July 2022Kohima, Nagaland
5312th July 2022Aizawl, Mizoram
5413th July 2022Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
5513th July 2022Dibrugarh, Assam
5614th July 2022Nam Sai Arunachal Pradesh
5714th July 2022Agartala, Tripura
5815th July 2022Bhubaneswar, Odisha
5915th July 2022Puri, Odisha
6015th July 2022Konark, Odisha
6116th July 2022Raipur, Chattisgarh
6216th July 2022Hyderabad, Telangana
6317th July 2022Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
6417th July 2022Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
6518th July 2022Bengaluru, Karnataka
6619th July 2022Mangaluru, Karnataka
6720th July 2022Kavaratti, Lakshadweep (Agatti Island Airport)
6821th July 2022Thrissur, Kerala
6922st July 2022Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
7023rd July 2022Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
7123rd July 2022Puducherry, Puducherry
7224th July 2022Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
7325th July 2022Madurai, Tamil Nadu
7426th July 2022Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
7527th July 2022Chennai, Tamil Nadu
44th Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai, TN

Countdown to 44th Chess Olympiad

44th Chess Olympiad/Countdown (2022): Chess Olympiad 2022, Viswanathan Anand launches COUNTDOWN to Chess Olympiad, says ‘It’s a lifetime opportunity for youngsters’


India Squad for 44th Chess Olympiad

AICF announces biggest-ever Indian squad for 44th Chess Olympiad.

Vidit Gujrathi, who led India to the gold medal in the 2020 Chess Olympiad, held virtually, will be part of India’s first team in the open section alongside Pentala Harikrishna and Chennai-based Krishnan Sasikiran, who has represented India on numerous occasions. The 19-year-old Arjun Erigaisi and SL Narayanan will also be part of the first team.

Arjun has been impressive in the last year and will be one of the players to watch out for as he makes his debut at the event along with SL Narayanan, whose solid style has been very impressive.

Chess Team Squad

Indian Squad Second Team

On the other hand, the second team will comprise young talents, who have been making headlines with their consistent performances in the last couple of years, including Praggnanandhaa R, Nihal Sarin, Gukesh D and Raunak Sadhwani. They will be making their debuts at the Chess Olympiad. The team will also have experienced player Adbhiban B, who was a part of the Indian side which won the bronze medal in 2014.

Chess Team Squad iNDIA

Opportunity to field two teams at the Chess Olympiad opens the door for many young Indian talents to showcase their game at the biggest stage

– AICF Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan

Indian Top Players

Anand, Viswanathan2751
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2723
Harikrishna, Pentala2705
Erigaisi Arjun2675
Narayan S.L.2662
Sasikiran, Krishnan2650
Nihal Sarin2648
Gukesh D2637
Adhiban, B.2633
Sadhwani, Raunak2628

Key Highlights

The 44th Chess Olympiad will be held in Chennai in 2022.

  • The prestigious competition, which has been organized since 1927, is being hosted in India for the first time and in Asia after 30 years.
  • With 189 countries participating, this will be the largest participation in any Chess Olympiad.
  • 2024, 45th Chess Olympiad will be hosted in Budapest, Hungary
  • China not to take part in Chess Olympiad in Chennai
  • Hosting the Chess Olympiad in Tamil Nadu is a proud moment for all not just for Tamils but also for all Indians.

List of Hotels near by Chess Olympiad Venue

The below hotels and resorts were almost booked in view of Chess Olympiad Tournament compotetition in Chennai. Check with the hotels and resorts directly before making an online booking.

Chennai Local Fans: These hotels and resorts were fully booked in view of Chess compotetition. Plan accordingly for any visit near by Mahaballipuram, OMR Chennai & ECR Chennai.

Hotels Near by Chess Olympiad Chennai
Hotels Near by Chess Olympiad Chennai

Around 3,000 persons — chess players, coaches, team managers, chess officials from different countries, journalists and others — will arrive in the city for the Chess Olympiad tournament.

Here is the List of Hotels and Resorts available near by Mahabalipuram Chess Olympiad Venue (Details with location)

SNOHotel & Resorts NameLocation
1Four Point Sheraton Convention Centre [Event Host]Mahabalipuram
2ITC WelcomeTeynampet, Chennai
3Four Point Sheraton OMRSholinganallur, Chennai
4Hotel AloftSholinganallur, Chennai
5Taj VivantaSholinganallur, Chennai
6Novotel Sholinganallur, Chennai
7Leela PalaceRaja Annamalai Puram, Chennai
8Park Plaza HotelsOMR, Thoraipakkam
9IBIS ShollinganalluOMR, Siruseri
10Novotel SiruseriOMR, Siruseri
11Ragenta SiruseriOMR, Siruseri
12Hotel Illara OMR, Navalur
13Gokulam Park SabariOMR, Navalur
14Fairfield MarriottOMR Semmancheri
15Days HotelNext to OMR, Padur
16Southern ResidencyNext to OMR, Kelambakkam
17Southern Mermaid ResortNext to OMR, Kelambakkam
18Coral Beach ResortMahabalipuram,
19Ideal Beach ResortsMahabalipuram
20Landmark Pallava Beach ResortsMahabalipuram
21Mamalla Beach ResortMahabalipuram
22Shelter Beach ResortsMahabalipuram
23Golden Sun Beach ResortMahabalipuram
24Mamalla HeritageMahabalipuram
25Bodhiwood ResortsMahabalipuram
26Marutham Village Resorts Mahabalipuram
27Bay Inn HotelMahabalipuram
28Radisson BluMahabalipuram
29Kaldan SamuthraMahabalipuram
30Grande Bay ResortMahabalipuram
31Hotel Chariot (01.08.2022)Mahabalipuram
32MGM Beach ResortECR, Muttukadu
33Inter Continental NemmaliECR Vedanamelli
34Sheraton Grand Vada NemalliECR Vedanamelli
35Taj FishermanECR Kovalam
36Esthel Village ResortsEchur, Tirukazhukundram

Hotel Tariff / Rates

The Hotel room rates on the East Coast Road (ECR) goes up to Rs 1.5 lakh, depending on the star and room category.

Radisson Blu Resort offers different staying options — rooms, villas, chalets — with tariff ranging from Rs 12,000 to Rs 1,50,000 per night.

Hotels Near by Chess Olympiad Hoteliers are also told that the chess players and others should be served nutritional food, preferably continental or European cuisine and the top teams will be housed in category ‘A’ beach resorts

The officials are checking out all the hotels & beach resorts on the ECR (East Coast Road) and OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road) stretch and inspecting the rooms, restaurants and other facilities offered by the properties.

The Chess Olympiad will give a big boost to tourist taxi operators, domestic airlines, places of tourist interest near the game venue and also for handicraft makers and sellers in Mahabalipuram, Chennai.

Malls Near by Mahabalipuram

Malls near by Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Navalur, Kelambakkam, Chennai are

List of CInemas / Theatres Near by

AGS Cinemas | Navalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Mayajaal Cinemas | Kanathur Reddikuppam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

PVR ECR | Karapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

INOX | The Marina Mall, OMR – Chennai

AGS Cinemas | OMR: Navalur (Vivira Mall)

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