The 44th Chess Olympiad event begins in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
India will field three teams each in the Open and women's sections respectively.
A record 188 teams will take part in the Open section while 162 teams feature in the women's competition.
IMAGE: Children dressed as chess pieces perform at an event in Chennai on July 26, 2022, ahead of the Chess Olympiad 2022. Photograph: ANI Photo
IMAGE: The torch for the Chess Olympiad reaches its destination after being taken to 75 cities in a span of 40 days, July 27, 2022. Photograph: PTI Photo
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