The 44th Chess Olympiad starts on July 28 in Chennai, India. A good three months in advance, the German Chess Federation disclosed the team composition for the Open section:
- Vincent Keymer (2667)
- Matthias Bluebaum (2663)
- Rasmus Svane (2651)
- Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu (2638)
- Dmitrij Kollars (2635)
The first four players were lined up according to FIDE rating lists published on May 1st: Young star Vincent Keymer (2667), European champion Matthias Bluebaum (2663), Rasmus Svane (2651) and Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu (2638). Gustafsson nominated Dmitrij Kollars (2635) as the fifth player. With a difference of only 32 Elo points between the first and the fifth player and an Elo average of 2651 points, Germany will have a particularly strong and balanced team.
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