The German teams for the Chess Olympiad 2012 have been announced by DSB. The men team is headed by GM Arkadij Naiditsch. The core of the winning team from the ETCC is kept with GM Igor Khenkin substituting GM Rainer Buhmann.
GM Peter Heine Nielsen, second of Anand for the WCC match, will assist the German men in their preparation, white the Dortmund Chess 2012 will serve as training event for 4 of the 5 members.
Germany, Chess Olympiad 2012
GM Arkadij Naiditsch 2698
GM Igor Khenkin 2670
GM Daniel Fridman 2653
GM Georg Meier 2637
GM Jan Gustafsson, 2625
The women team of Germany is led by IM Elizabeth Paehtz. Again there is one difference from ETCC 2011, WGM Tatiana Melamed substitutes WIM Sarah Hoolt.
As opening specialist of the team is selected GM Michael Prusikin who will assist the team during the competition.
Germany, Chess Olympiad 2012 women
WGM Elisabeth Paehtz 2491
WGM Marta Michna 2385
WGM Tatiana Melamed 2341
WGM Melanie Ohme 2315
WGM Elena Levushkina 2313
Other teams announced for the 2012 Chess Olympiad