CHENNAI: The 44th Chess Olympiad held at nearby Mamallapuram will conclude with the 11th and final round and the closing ceremony later on Tuesday.
The Olympiad, held in India for the first time, saw a record number of teams taking part in the Open and women’s sections.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin will preside over the closing ceremony. FIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich and recently elected deputy president and former World champion Viswanathan Anand will be attending the event.
Former India cricket captain and Chennai Super Kings’ skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is expected to attend the closing ceremony and be the star attraction.
The Olympiad was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 28 at the Nehru indoor stadium, where the valedictory will also be held.





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