Viswanathan Anand said about Pragyananand before Chess Olympiad
Legendary Viswanathan Anand on Friday said India has a golden chance of winning a medal in this Chess Olympiad and hoped that the youth can carry on the legacy of chess. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch the first-ever Chess Olympiad torch relay for the 44th edition of the event at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday.
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Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand said, “I am very excited about it. It is going to be a huge event, in which around 2000 players will participate. I will guide my players. We have a good chance of winning medals in this Olympiad. Is.” India will host the World Chess Olympiad 2022.
Unveiling the route map, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) visited 75 cities across the country in the inaugural edition of the Chess Olympiad Torch Relay on Friday. The International Chess Federation (FIDE) introduced an Olympic-style torch relay tradition for its Olympiads from this year’s event and named India as the starting flame point for each edition, commemorating the popularity of chess in that country. Where the game originated.
Talking about the future of sports in the country, Anand told ANI, “We are very fortunate that we have a bright future in the game of chess. Our youth are doing well and they will make the country proud,” Anand told ANI. Indian Grandmaster Anand, who won the Norway Chess Open event last week, said, “We have a bright future in chess. If I talk about Rameshbabu Pragyanand and other young players, they are doing very well and I hope That they can carry forward the legacy of chess. Yes, we have a strong chance of winning a medal in this Olympiad.”
The 44th edition of the world’s biggest chess event will be held at Mahabalipuram near Chennai from July 28 to August 10. In the nearly 100-year history of Chess Olympiad, this is the first time that India will host this prestigious event. Competition. With 188 countries registering for the upcoming Olympiad, Indian sports history is also set to witness a massive gathering of countries on Indian soil for the first time in an event. And celebrating it, AICF has unveiled a social media campaign ‘Namaste World’ welcoming the chess community across the world for the event.
AICF had earlier announced two Indian teams each in the Open and Women’s categories as the 44th Chess Olympiad attracted 343 teams in both the categories.