Wesley So is currently playing the 2022 Norway Chess in Stavanger where he scores 4.5/6 points holding the clear second place. In the Round 2 post-game interview Wesley analyzed his victory against Carlsen and disclosed that one of his next tournaments will be the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022. Being asked about the US squad for Chennai, So revealed the composition of the Open team.
The US Open Team:
- GM Fabiano Caruana (2793)
- GM Levon Aronian (2775)
- GM Wesley So (2775)
- GM Leinier Dominguez Perez (2754)
- GM Sam Shankland (2718)
The US team will be one of the top favorites to win the event since they compete with an average rating of players 2763. The captain of the team will be IM John Donaldson. Donaldson was the captain of the US team at numerous chess Olympiads, including the golden team of 2016.
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Norway Chess 2022 round 2 post-game interview with Wesley So:
A number of countries already revealed the composition of their teams for Chennai, such as: Norway, England, Germany, Spain, Serbia, 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