The Russian Chess Federation has announced the rosters for the upcoming European Team Chess Championships. An earlier report based on Azerisport article correctly guessed that Vladimir Kramnik will not play, but Sergey Karjakin contradicted the rumour and joined the team.
Compared to the recent World Team Championship, there is one change as Alexander Morozevich will replace Nikita Vitiugov.
In the Women’s team there is also one change since the Chess Olympiad 2010 – Natalija Pogonina enters instead of the FIDE Grand Prix participant Alisa Galliamova.
Men’s team: Karjakin Sergey 2772, Grischuk Alexander 2757, Svidler Peter 2740, Morozevich Alexander 2737 and Nepomniachtchi Ian 2718
Head coach GM Riazantsev Alexander, assistant coach GM Lysyj Igor
Women’s team: GM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2560, GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2536, IM Gunina Valentina 2499, GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2469 and WGM Pogonina Natalija 2446
Head coach Yuri Dokhoian
Karjakin and Morozevich will fine-tune the form in Poikovsky and Saratov, while Kosteniuk and Kosintseva sisters will play in the Nalchik FIDE Grand Prix.
Armenia, Ukraine, Greece, Germany, Poland, England, Hungary, Iceland, Serbia, Montenegro are also announced on Chessdom. More teams will follow in the coming days.
Irish Chess Union: “Unfortunately, there were not enough people interested in playing in the European Team Championships in November, and therefore the ICU will not be sending a team.”
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