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Chennai replaces Moscow as Chess Olympiad host following Russian sanctions

Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has unveiled the Indian city of Chennai as the host of this year’s Chess Olympiad in a move that comes just two weeks after stripping Moscow of the biennial teams tournament.

In a statement, the federation said it had approved a bid presented by the All India Chess Federation and the Tamil Nadu state government to host the tournament at the Four Points convention centre in Chennai.

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