August 01, 2022
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5 debutants for World Chess Olympiad

Team Fiji has named five debutants for the 44th World Chess Olympiad which gets underway in Chennai, India on Thursday.
 
Team Fiji is introducing 5-international debutantes in the Olympiad, which is also the youngest ever Open Team for the nation with Prashant Sarup on Board 1, Avinesh Nadan on Board 2, CM Ronald Terubea on Board 3, Rudr Prasad on Board 4 and Prashil Prakash in Reserve Board.
 
The Women's team packs an experienced squad from Olympiads in Turkey (2012), Norway (2014) and Azerbaijan (2016), where WFM Kieran Lyons helms Board 1, Aarti Sewak is on Board 2, Cydel Kabrina Terubea handles Board 3 and Tanvi Radha Prasad defends Board 4 under Team Captain Ryan Lyons.
 
Meanwhile, Team Fiji's Head of Delegation, Ravikesh Prasad met 5-times World Chess Champion, Grandmaster (GM) Vishvanathan Anand and FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich while touring the playing hall.
 
By Romeka Romena  


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