Chennai will be hosting the 44th Chess Olympiad from the 28th July to the 10th of August this year. More than 2000 players will be participating in the event.
The painting has evoked a mixed response from netizens. Some felt that it was awesome while others felt that it would be a source of distraction for drivers. One person even said that he felt hypnotized.
For the first time in nearly 100 years in the history of the Chess Olympiad, India is playing host. A total of 188 countries have registered for the event. Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first ever torch relay for the Chess Olympiad. Chess is supposed to have its origin in India and PM Modi stated ”We are delighted to see chess return to its birthplace and celebrate its success in the form of the Chess Olympiad.”