The Chess Olympiad is the most respected team event in chess, first held in 1928. This year, the 44th Olympiad takes place in Chennai, India from July 28 through August 9, and Chess.com will be here with all the coverage. More than 100 countries will be competing to win gold, silver, and bronze medals and the Nona Gaprindashvili Trophy for best combined performance of the open and women’s teams.
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’s been four years since the last Olympiad after the 2020 edition was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Back in 2018, GMs Ding Liren and Ju Wenjun led China to a sweep in both the Open and the Women’s events.
Among the favorites in 2022 are China, host nation India, and the 2016 open champions, the United States, who will be represented in the open section by GMs Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Leinier Dominguez, and Sam Shankland.
Be sure to tune in to our coverage starting July 29! Let us know in the comments which countries and players you’ll be rooting for!