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Norway at the European Team Championship

The Norwegian rosters for the European Team Chess Championships are now ready.

GM Kjetil A. Lie has agreed to spearhead the challenge in the open section, while the women’s team faced massive cancellations and country’s number 9 WFM Sylvia Johnsen will play on the top board.

The Norwegian Chess Federation is not sending reserve players nor captains. The reason is that despite being awarded with the organization of the 2014 Chess Olympiad, the Federation has not yet received proper funding for the elite chess.

Open:
1. GM Kjetil A. Lie
2. IM Frode Elsness
3. GM Leif E. Johannessen
4. IM Nicolai Getz

Women:
1. WFM Sylvia Johnsen
2. Ellisiv Reppen
3. Ellen Øen Carlsen
4. Erle Andrea M. Hansen

Armenia, England, Iceland, Serbia, Montenegro are also announced on Chessdom. More teams will follow in the coming days.

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