After the resounding success of the first online Olympiad, world chess governing body FIDE has announced the schedule of its second edition. It will be held from August 13 to September 15.

Last year, more than 1,500 players had competed, representing 163 countries. India and Russia were declared the joint champions, though under controversial circumstances.

India had lost the final, but it lodged an appeal to FIDE, pointing out that it was due to an internet outage that India lost two games. FIDE president Arkady Dvorkovich decided that the gold should be shared. Some of the Russian players were not happy with that decision and even went public with their displeasure.

Nobody could have had any dispute about India‚Äôs fine show in the tournament, though. A star-studded team featuring Viswanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi, Pendyala Harikrishna, Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika, R. Vaishali,…

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