2019 FIDE World Team Championships to be staged in Astana, Kazakhstan Print
Friday, 01 February 2019 08:02

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FIDE confirms the World Team Championship (Open and Women sections) to be staged in Astana, Kazakhstan. The event will take place between March 4 (arrival) and March 15 (departure). FIDE President nominates India as a wild card both for Open and Women sections as they were first reserves according to the results of 2018 Olympiad.

In addition, the host Federation (Kazakhstan) will have a right to nominate its teams.

Here is the final list of participating countries:

Open Section Qualification Path Women Section Qualification Path
China Defending World Team Champion Russia Defending Women World Team Champion
Azerbaijan  European Team Champion China Women Asian Team Champion
Iran Asian Team Champion USA America’s Highest Average Rating
USA America’s Highest Average Rating Egypt Africa’s Highest Average Rating
Egypt Africa’s Highest Average Rating Ukraine FIDE Olympiad 2018
Russia FIDE Olympiad 2018 Georgia FIDE Olympiad 2018
Poland FIDE Olympiad 2018 Hungary FIDE Olympiad 2018
England FIDE Olympiad 2018 Armenia FIDE Olympiad 2018
Kazakhstan Team from HF Kazakhstan Team from HF
India Team nominated by the FIDE President India Team nominated by the FIDE President


List of reserve teams:

Reserve Teams Open Section Women Section
1st reserve Team Vietnam Azerbaijan
2nd reserve Team Armenia France
3rd reserve Team France Spain
4th reserve Team Ukraine  

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