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England announces Teams for 44th Chess Olympiad 2022

The English Chess Federation today announced the Teams for the upcoming 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 which starts in less than two months in Chennai, India.

England Team (Open section):

  1. GM Michael Adams (2690)
  2. GM Jones Gawain (2665)
  3. GM David Howell (2650)
  4. GM Luke McShane (2649)
  5. GM Ravi Haria (2504)

The Team with an average rating of 2631.6 is headlined by seven-time British Champion Michael Adams. The captain of the team will be IM Malcolm Pein.

England Grabs Silver At World Team Chess Championship 2019, photo by: Maria Emelianova

England Team (Women’s section):

  1. IM Jovanka Houska (2365)
  2. WGM Katarzyna Toma (2309)
  3. WIM Lan Yao (2259)
  4. FM Akshaya Kalaiyalahan (2150)
  5. WCM Zoe Varney (2060)

The Women’s team which is led by nine-time British Women’s Champion IM Jovanka Houska will be captained by IM Lorin D’Costa and supported by ECF Women’s Director Agnieszka Milewska.

A number of countries already revealed the composition of their teams for Chennai, such as: Norway, GermanySpain, SerbiaMontenegroMonacoKenyaIndiaUgandaSri LankaMalawiSouth SudanMongoliaArgentina, Rwanda … 
The 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai will be the record-breaking Chess Olympiad as already 187 teams enrolled for the event. In the previous Chess Olympiad held in Baku in 2018, the participation record of team numbers was set with 176 countries, 184 teams in Open section, and 150 teams in the Women’s section. With more time left before the registrations are closed for Chennai, it is almost ensured that the new participants record will be brokenRead more about the new record here

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