The US Chess Federation confirmed the composition of the National Open team a day after Wesley So revealed the squad in the interview at the Norway Chess 2022 and announced who will compose the Women’s Team in the upcoming 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai.
The US Women’s Team:
- GM Irina Krush (2430)
- IM Carissa Yip (2418)
- IM Anna Zatonskih (2387)
- WGM Tatev Abrahamyan (2297)
- WGM Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova (2332)
The American women’s team has an average FIDE rating of 2372, which would put them within the top dozen teams in India. The team will be captained by Armenian-American GM Melikset Khachiyan and the coach of the team will be GM Alejandro Ramirez.
A number of countries already revealed the composition of their teams for Chennai, such as: Norway, England, Germany, Spain, Serbia, USA, Netherlands, Montenegro, Monaco, Kenya, India, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Malawi, South Sudan, Mongolia, Argentina, 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 broken. Read more about the new record here