A total of 1549 players from different states took part in this tournament. Chess Olympiad will be held from 28 July to 10 August in Chennai.
Apara Jaiswal, a class II student of Ghaziabad, won Chess Olympiad Torch Relay Open Rapid Tournament 2022 (Chess Olympiad Torch Relay) Secured first position in K Under-seven (Girls category). The Delhi Chess Association released the final list of winners of this tournament late last night. Apara will be given a prize of six thousand rupees for winning the title. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lit the torch of the Chess Olympiad and handed it over to five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand. To make this event memorable, this tournament was organized at Indira Gandhi Stadium.
A total of 1549 players from different states took part in this tournament. Chess Olympiad will be held from 28 July to 10 August in Chennai. At the same time, the first Chess Olympiad torch relay was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 19 at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Delhi. This torch relay will end in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu after traveling to 75 cities in 40 days. An official spokesperson gave this information.
India got hosting for the first time in 100 years
The torch will reach Mahabalipuram near Chennai after passing through 75 cities in 40 days. In each city the torch will be handed over to the Chess Grandmaster of that state. Leh, Srinagar, Jaipur, Surat, Mumbai, Bhopal, Patna, Kolkata, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Thrissur, Port Blair and Kanyakumar are among the 75 cities through which the torch will pass. For the first time in the nearly 100-year history of Chess Olympiad, India is hosting this prestigious tournament; 188 countries have registered for the upcoming Olympiad.