The Chess Olympiad is the most respected team event in chess, first held in 1928. This year’s 44th Olympiad will take place in Chennai, India from July 28 to August 9, and Chess.com will be here with all the coverage. More than 100 countries compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and the Nona Gaprindashvili Trophy for the best combined performance of the open and women’s team.
Chess.com will be covering this prestigious international event on all our usual channels: our events page, ChessTV, Twitch and YouTube. Don’t miss a minute of the action!
It has been four years since the last Olympiad after the 2020 edition was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Back in 2018, GMs Thing Liren and Ju Wenjun led China to a sweep in both the Open and Women’s events.
Favorites in 2022 include China, host country India, and the 2016 open champions, the United States, who will be represented in the open section by GM’s Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Leinier Dominguez and Sam Shankland.
Be sure to tune in to our coverage from July 29th! Let us know in the comments which countries and players you’re going for!