Chess: India makes Olympiad bid while Sergey Karjakin shunned after invasion

India plans to replace Moscow as host of the 150-nation event, next month’s World Teams is postponed, and the former world title challenger faces a Fide disciplinary hearing

International chess has moved swiftly to adjust to Russia’s war against Ukraine. Major events have switched venues or been postponed, Russian sponsors have been removed, while a former world title challenger has been shunned for his pro-invasion stance, with further penalties possible.

India is the strongly favoured candidate to host the 150-nation Olympiad, the game’s flagship team event, after Moscow was stripped of the competition last week by Fide, the global chess body. The Indian chess scene is vibrant with talented young grandmasters in their teens or early 20s, inspired by the example of Vishy Anand, the world champion from 2007 to 2013. An official bid, with a guarantee of the previously announced $10m budget, was submitted to Fide this week.

Continue reading…India plans to replace Moscow as host of the 150-nation event, next month’s World Teams is postponed, and the former world title challenger faces a Fide disciplinary hearingInternational chess has moved swiftly to adjust to Russia’s war against Ukraine. Major events have switched venues or been postponed, Russian sponsors have been removed, while a former world title challenger has been shunned for his pro-invasion stance, with further penalties possible.India is the strongly favoured candidate to host the 150-nation Olympiad, the game’s flagship team event, after Moscow was stripped of the competition last week by Fide, the global chess body. The Indian chess scene is vibrant with talented young grandmasters in their teens or early 20s, inspired by the example of Vishy Anand, the world champion from 2007 to 2013. An official bid, with a guarantee of the previously announced $10m budget, was submitted to Fide this week. Continue reading…[#item_full_content]

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