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Team starting rank for the 40th World Chess Olympiad

The biggest team chess championship is about to start

The 40th FIDE World Chess Olympiad will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, 27 August – 10 September. A record breaking 162 nations have registered for the competition with more than 1700 players and captains.

Here is a list of teams arranged according to the average ELO. The reference is the August rating list, note that these initial ranks will change September 1st, as now FIDE publishes the rating lists monthly.

Still, this initial ranking gives a good idea of the expectations from each participating team in the 40th FIDE World Chess Olympiad.

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40th World Olympiad teams rank

1 RUS Russia 2769
2 UKR Ukraine 2730
3 ARM Armenia 2724
4 AZE Azerbaijan 2719
5 HUN Hungary 2708
6 USA United States of America 2702
7 CHN China 2694
8 FRA France 2684
9 NED Netherlands 2682
10 BUL Bulgaria 2678
11 ENG England 2677
12 ISR Israel 2676
13 IND India 2673
14 GER Germany 2667
15 CUB Cuba 2661
16 POL Poland 2650
17 CZE Czech Republic 2647
18 GEO Georgia 2638
19 ESP Spain 2629
20 CRO Croatia 2617
21 SRB Serbia 2609
22 GRE Greece 2609
23 ITA Italy 2605
24 MDA Moldova 2604
25 BRA Brazil 2604
26 ROU Romania 2600
27 ARG Argentina 2597
28 VIE Vietnam 2589
29 SLO Slovenia 2589
30 LAT Latvia 2579
31 TUR Turkey 2577
32 BLR Belarus 2575
33 UZB Uzbekistan 2573
34 SWE Sweden 2555
35 MEX Mexico 2549
36 PHI Philippines 2546
37 AUT Austria 2539
38 EGY Egypt 2537
39 BIH Bosnia & Herzegovina 2536
40 DEN Denmark 2527
41 KAZ Kazakhstan 2524
42 ISL Iceland 2523
43 BEL Belgium 2514
44 SVK Slovakia 2514
45 SUI Switzerland 2512
46 MNE Montenegro 2510
47 IRI Iran 2508
48 CHI Chile 2506
49 COL Colombia 2499
50 BAN Bangladesh 2493
51 MKD Former YUG Rep of Macedonia 2492
52 FIN Finland 2487
53 CAN Canada 2479
54 NOR Norway 2465
55 SIN Singapore 2464
56 MGL Mongolia 2463
57 TKM Turkmenistan 2442
58 VEN Venezuela 2440
59 TJK Tajikistan 2425
60 AUS Australia 2423
61 ALB Albania 2417
62 PAR Paraguay 2417
63 POR Portugal 2415
64 SCO Scotland 2413
65 QAT Qatar 2408
66 LTU Lithuania 2405
67 INA Indonesia 2398
68 IRL Ireland 2389
69 ECU Ecuador 2381
70 URU Uruguay 2380
71 PER Peru 2378
72 TUR2016 Turkey 2016 2372
73 RSA South Africa 2370
74 FAI Faroe Islands 2364
75 ICSC International Committee of Silent Chess 2354
76 UAE United Arab Emirates 2350
77 CRC Costa Rica 2346
78 DOM Dominican Republic 2340
79 KGZ Kyrgyzstan 2337
80 IRQ Iraq 2321
81 BOL Bolivia 2320
82 JOR Jordan 2313
83 ZAM Zambia 2309
84 LUX Luxembourg 2307
85 MAS Malaysia 2299
86 IBCA International Braille  Chess Association 2296
87 AND Andorra 2289
88 ZIM Zimbabwe 2286
89 IPCA International Physically Disabled Chess 2285
90 WLS Wales 2283
91 NZL New Zealand 2276
92 JPN Japan 2272
93 MNC Monaco 2269
94 TUN Tunisia 2267
95 LIB Lebanon 2266
96 MYA Myanmar 2258
97 BAR Barbados 2256
98 GUA Guatemala 2246
99 PUR Puerto Rico 2241
100 PAK Pakistan 2238
101 SYR Syria 2224
102 YEM Yemen 2222
103 ALG Algeria 2220
104 NCA Nicaragua 2207
105 JAM Jamaica 2206
106 ANG Angola 2202
107 BOT Botswana 2194
108 UGA Uganda 2190
109 THA Thailand 2188
110 ESA El Salvador 2178
111 PAN Panama 2174
112 EST Estonia 2167
113 LBA Libya 2157
114 TRI Trinidad & Tobago 2150
115 MLT Malta 2107
116 AHO Netherlands Antilles 2098
117 HON Honduras 2090
118 SRI Sri Lanka 2088
119 LIE Liechtenstein 2088
120 PLE Palestine 2082
121 CYP Cyprus 2079
122 SUR Suriname 2071
123 KEN Kenya 2063
124 JCI Jersey 2059
125 NEP Nepal 2043
126 PNG Papua New Guinea 2025
127 MAC Macau 2011
128 GCI Guernsey 1984
129 HKG Hong Kong 1975
130 MTN Mauritania 1960
131 HAI Haiti 1959
132 BER Bermuda 1902
133 KOR South Korea 1877
134 FIJ Fiji 1868
135 MRI Mauritius 1855
136 MDV Maldives 1846
137 MAW Malawi 1815
138 NAM Namibia 1805
139 STP Sao Tome and Principe 1800
140 TPE Chinese Taipei 1741
141 SMR San Marino 1741
142 ARU Aruba 1696
143 ISV US Virgin Islands 1637
144 PLW Palau 1615
145 GHA Ghana 1598
146 ETH Ethiopia 1566
147 SLE Sierra Leone 1498
148 MOZ Mozambique 1491
149 TUR2023 Turkey 2023 1485
150 CMR Cameroon 1465
151 SUD Sudan 1299
152 AFG Afghanistan 1291
153 KUW Kuwait 1268
154 RWA Rwanda 1178
155 BDI Burundi 1000
156 CGO Congo 1000
157 NGR Nigeria 1000
158 TOG Togo 1000

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