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India teams for Chess Olympiad 2022 announced

Three months before the start of the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022, the compositions of Indian teams have been announced. Two teams in each Open and Women’s section will represent India in Chennai from July 28 to August 10.

Indian Team A (Open section):

  1. Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
  2. Pentala Harikrishna
  3. Arjun Erigaisi
  4. Srinath Narayanan
  5. Krishnan Sasikiran

The Indian first team for the Olympiad is composed of five best-rated Indian players, with exception of Vishwanathan Anand. The leader of the team Vidit Santosh Gujrathi recently disclosed how excited he is for India hosting the 44th Chess Olympiad.

Indian Team B (Open section):

  1. Nihal Sarin
  2. Gukesh D
  3. Adhiban B
  4. Praggnanadhaa
  5. Sadhwani R

The Indian B team will be represented by young players (average age of 19). The team leaders Nihal Sarin and Gukesh D lately made impressive performances at chess open tournaments throughout Europe. Read more: Gukesh D wins Menorca Open and becomes the youngest Indian ever to break into World Top 100

Indian Team A (Women’s section):

  1. Humpy Koneru
  2. Harika Dronavalli
  3. Vaishali R
  4. Tania Sachdev
  5. Kulkarni Bhakti

The Indian A Women’s team brings most of the best rated female players of India with an average rating of 2456. The team is led by Humpy Koneru – the youngest woman ever to achieve the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years, 1 month, 27 days, beating Judit Polgar’s previous record for three months.

Indian Team B (Women’s section):

  1. Vantika A
  2. Swaminathan Soumya
  3. Mary Ann Gomes
  4. Rout Padmini
  5. Divya Deshmukh

20-year-old Vantika A will be the leader of B women’s team which will perform with an average rating of 2348.

Read more: Chess Olympiad Chennai – signing of the contract (VIDEO) / Vidit Gujrathi about the Chess Olympiad in India / India to host the Chess Olympiad in Chennai – official FIDE press release / Chess Olympiad 2022 is set to take place in India / Chess Olympiad 2022 will have a women team from Cyprus #TweetOftheDay

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