The FIDE World Team Championships will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk from June 16 till June 27. 10 teams will compete both in the open and women’s sections. Team composition: 4 players plus 1 reserve and 1 captain.


Open section: Russia, China, Ukraine, the USA, Poland, India, Belarus, Turkey, Norway, Egypt.

Women’s section: Russia, China, Georgia, India, Poland, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, the USA, Vietnam, Egypt.

Russian teams' composition:

Men: Peter Svidler (2756), Ian Nepomniachtchi (2732), Nikita Vitiugov (2720), Maxim Matlakov (2707), Vladimir Fedoseev (2703), average rating – 2724. Head coach is Andrey Filatov.

Women: Kateryna Lagno (2539), Alexandra Kosteniuk (2537), Valentina Gunina (2504), Olga Girya (2480), Aleksandra Goryachkina (2477), average rating – 2508. Head coach is Sergei Rublevsky.

Each match will be scored by match points as used in the FIDE Olympiad. Winner will get 2 points, a draw will give each team 1 point, and a loss is scored as 0 points. If any teams finish with equal game points, the tie shall be resolved as follows:

a. by board points in total.
b. if a tie again results, the scores obtained by the tying teams against each other will decide;
c. if a tie again results, then Berger system will be used.
d. if a tie again results, it shall be decided by board count (Berlin System) as follows:

win on Board 1 – 4 points
win on Board 2 – 3 points
win on Board 3 – 2 points
win on Board 4 – 1 point

In case of drawn games these points are shared. If the board-count results in no victory for either side then the board points of Board 4 are cancelled and so on upwards until the tie is broken.

e. if a tie still results between teams in contention for medals, these teams shall play a match against each other at a fast time-rate (15 minutes per player for the entire game);
f. if this match is indecisive, then lots shall be drawn.

Time control for the event is 90 min/40 moves + 30 min/end, with 30 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1.

The match days: June 17-21 and June 23-26. June 22 is the tournament's free day. The games start at 1:00 p.m. (Moscow time), the last round begins at 11:00 a.m. (Moscow time).

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