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World Team Chess Championship 2022

The FIDE World Team Championship 2022, aka the small Chess Olympiad, will take place from 19 to 26 November in Jerusalem, Israel. It will be a twelve team championship, including the best team by rating from each of the four Continents (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe), five teams representing federations with the highest average ratings of the best four players in the FIDE Rapid January 2022 Rating List, the home team, and two teams nominated by the FIDE President.

Confirmed teams: USA (reigning champion), Israel (home team), Azerbaijan, The Netherlands, China, Ukraine, France, Poland, South Africa, India, Uzbekistan, and Spain. Live games will be daily on Chessdom here

Team China has skipped many team events due to covid, but will appear in World Team Chess Championship 2022

Teams will be made up of four main players and up to two reserves. The twelve teams will be divided into two pools of approximately the same strength. For this purpose, the participating teams will be sorted by average ratings of their four highest-rated players in the current FIDE Rapid Rating List on the day of the Opening
Ceremony. The pools’ composition will be as follows:

Pool A: teams ranked 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12.
Pool B: teams ranked 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11.

Each pool will play a round robin tournament, five rounds. Eight teams qualified from Stage 1 will play a knock-out tournament. The winner of the knockout stage is World Team Champion 2022.

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