The Commonwealth Games might lack the competitive intensity of a world championship or the Olympic Games, but it offers athletes the valuable experience of multi-event games. A preview of the quadrennial event. The 44th Chess Olympiad has found a perfect home in the ancient Pallava Dynasty port city of Mahabalipuram, just on the outskirts of Chennai. The Masters of the game from 187 countries will be locked in an intense battle of skills, wit and grit, with host India looking to make the most of its home advantage.

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06-08-202223 STORIES

Youth power: In the company of higher-rated team-mates, Praggnanandhaa and Vaishali can absorb the pressure better and perform without letting the occasion get to them.


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