Chess Olympiad 2022 Song: A Tribute to Chennai and its Chess Lovers
Chess has inspired music and other arts for centuries, but there are relatively few examples of pop music with a significant chess focus. Singer/songwriter Juga di Prima (or just Juga for short) is out to change that, promising a series of chess-themed songs, starting with her first ballad "Oh Capablanca". The original version has racked up nearly 35,000 views in its first three weeks on YouTube. She's been invited to perform the song at Judit Polgar's Global Chess Festival next month, and before that at the Closing Ceremony of the Chess Olympiad in Batumi on October 5th.
The song, inspired by a painful loss in the Exchange Variation of the Caro-Kann, tells the story of the game and also helped the artist cope and get over a feeling that she didn't understand chess at all. We've all been there. Play the Exchange Variation against the Caro-Kann