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October 23 - November 3
European Team Championships
European Team Championships  

The European Team Championships will take place in Batumi, Georgia, from October 23 till November 3, 2019.  

40 teams will take part in the open event, and 32 teams will be fighting for prizes in the women’s section. Russian national teams are the top seeds in both tournaments. Other rating favourites in the open event are England, Poland, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, in the women's section Georgia, Ukraine, and Poland. 

Russian men's team: 

Dmitry Andreikin (2741), Nikita Vitiugov (2732), Maxim Matlakov (2716), Daniil Dubov (2699), and Kirill Alekseenko (2674). Captain – Alexander Motylev.

Russian women's team:

Aleksandra Goryachkina (2575), Kateryna Lagno (2549), Valentina Gunina (2509), Alina Kashlinskaya (2481), and Olga Girya (2476). Captain, Head coach of the Russian national women’s chess team is Sergei Rublevsky. 

General sponsor of the Russian national chess teams is FGC UES (Rosseti Group). General partner of the Chess Federation of Russia is PhosAgro. 

Both tournaments are 9-round Swiss events. Time control will be 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds increment for every move played starting from the move 1.

The match days: October 24-28, October 30 - November 2. October 29 is a free day.

The games start at 2 p.m. (Moscow time), while the final 9th round will begin one hour earlier.

Tournaments on Chess-Results

Official website

Articles in theme

Run, King, Run!
Dmitry Kryakvin’s report about the European Team Championship

News in theme

05.11.2019 09:30
FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich Congratulates CFR on Double Victory at the European Championships
Russian teams arrived in Moscow from Batumi the day before.
03.11.2019 10:00
Russian Teams Become European Champions
Our congratulations!
Russian Teams Take Sole Lead at European Championship in Batumi
In round 6 the men's team defeated Ukraine, women drew with Azerbaijan.
Russian Women's Team Crushes Poland 4-0 in Round 7 of European Championship
Russians drew with Germany in the open event.
Russian Teams Maintain Leadership at European Championships in Batumi
In round 5 the men's team defeated Armenia, women bested Hungary.
Russian Women's Team Defeats Spain in Batumi
Russian men won against Hungary.
Russian Women's Team Wins against Georgia in Batumi
Russian men defeated Turkey.
Russian Team Wins Match against Austria
Russian women defeated Georgia 2.
Russian Women's Team Wins Match against Israel
Russian men made draw with Denmark.
European Team Championships Open in Batumi
Drawing of colours was held.
21.10.2019 10:00
European Team Championships to Open in Batumi on October 23
Russian teams head the starting lists.