Chess Olympiad Chennai

For the 2022 Olympiad, see 44th 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. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, FIDE held an Online Chess Olympiad in 2020 and 2021, with a rapid time control that affected players’ online ratings.

The use of the name “Chess Olympiad” for FIDE’s team championship is of historical origin and implies no connection with the Olympic Games.

About Venue

The Olympiad venue, Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort and Convention Centre is conveniently located on the East Coast Road (ECR). The hotel is moments away from the Shore Temple, the beach and top area attractions.
Transportation to the venue from the relevant hotels will be provided by the organizers. Transportation schedule will be available at the information desks located at each hotel as well as at the official website of the Olympiad.
Please note that the players are requested to be at the venue at least 30 minutes before the start of the round to proceed to the security checks. Furthermore, the participants are not allowed to bring non-authorized items (Mobiles, Electronic Devices, watches, pens, bags, wallet, credit cards etc.) with them to the playing venue. Storage facility will be available at the venue for deposit of such items. Please note that possession of non-authorized items in person at playing venue will lead to forfeiture/loss of the game as per FIDE Fair Play regulations.
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