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Tamil Nadu State Government awards ₹1 Crore each to the Bronze medal winning Indian teams

by Shahid Ahmed - 11/08/2022

The Indian teams played phenomenal chess at the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022. The team performances were outstanding not only because the players played some amazing chess but also due to the immense contribution made the coaches, assistant coaches and seconds of the team. It was indeed a team effort which earned India a historic double Bronze at the biggest Olympiad in history. Records were broken and new statistics were formed due to the harmony showcased both on and off the board. The Tamil Nadu government awarded ₹1 Crore (approx. €122603.2) each team for their groundbreaking performance at the biggest chess extravaganza. Photo: CMO Tamil Nadu twitter

Both teams rewarded by the Tamil Nadu Government

On Wednesday 10th August, Tamil Nadu gave cash award worth ₹1 Crore (approx. €122603.2) each team to both India 2 in the Open and India 1 in the Women's section for winning the historic Bronze medal at the recently concluded 44th Chess Olympiad.

The entire India 2 Open and India 1 Women's team | Photo: CMO Tamil Nadu twitter

L to R (Standing): GM FST R B Ramesh, GM Stany G A, GM Koneru Humpy, GM Nihal Sarin, GM Raunak Sadhwani, GM B Adhiban, GM D Gukesh, GM Arjun Kalyan, GM Shyam Sundar M, GM Praggnanandhaa R, IM Vaishali R, IM Bhakti Kulkarni, IM Tania Sachdev, GM FT Swayams Mishra and GM FST Abhijit Kunte.

Team India 2 Open with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin | Photo: CMO Tamil Nadu twitter

Team India Women receives the award from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin | Photo: CMO Tamil Nadu twitter

GM Praggnanandhaa R received a birthday present from the Chief Minister M K Stalin

Some tweets by Tamil Nadu CMO, Players and Coaches

Tamil Nadu CMO

Vishy Anand

Koneru Humpy

Harika Dronavalli

D Gukesh

Raunak Sadhwani

B Adhiban

Abhijit Kunte

Shyam Sundar M

Stany G A

Swayams Mishra

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