Baffled by the title? Well, did you not hear about the upcoming 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad? Did you know you could now take a trip on the chess board? Yes!! You heard that right! The state of Tamil Nadu welcomed the upcoming event by painting the iconic Napier bridge. They decked up the entire bridge as a huge Chess board to promote the upcoming Olympiad which is all set to begin from July 28 and go on till August 10.
Did you know that it's the first time that India, which happens to be the inventor of Chess, is hosting the Chess Olympiad? On June 20, India’s Chess legend and 5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand handed over the Olympiad torch to Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju at Red Fort, New Delhi. The torch was then handed over to the second Grand Master of India Dibyendu Barua. This International Olympiad is organized by Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE).
FIDE organised the first Official Olympiad in 1927 which took place in London. The Olympiads were occasionally held and at irregular intervals until World War II; since 1950 they have been held regularly every two years.
Stunned with the view of Napier, we are sure about the most basic question which might have struck across your head, how did the design emerge? Well, the first modern chess board was created in Europe back in 1090. It had alternating light and dark squares, similar to the way it appears on modern game boards today. It is most likely that the colors black and white were picked as the materials from which these colors were obtained were most common in the region. Needless to say Chess since it's inception has been one of the most loved and most popular activities. It is more than a pass-time activity. If you wish to know about the benefits of playing Chess, then click here and get redirected to another comprehensive blog talking about the benefits of playing Chess at length.
What occurs to your head uponhearing about the youngest grandmasters? Vishwanathan Anand had become a Grandmaster at the age of 18 years. In 2016, Praggnanandhaa became the youngest International Master at the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days. He also won the World Youth Chess Championships Under-8 title in 2013, earning him the title of FIDE Master at the age of 7.
Well, it's never the age but the techniques that matter. Chess is all about acing the strategies to win the game. If you wish to recognize the importance of knowing the strategies, do click here to read more.
With the upcoming extravaganza, we are thrilled to witness this historical moment. It will indeed be the first time for Indians to be a participant and host at the same time at the 44th International Chess Olympiad. We look forward to seeing our country mark its remarkable impression.
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