Lineups and group composition

The 12 teams for the FIDE World Team Championship in Jerusalem (November 19-26) have been confirmed.

In the line-ups of the participating teams, we find stars like Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Teymur Radjabov, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, along with up-and-coming prodigies like Javokhir Sindarov and Nihal Sarin, and illustrious veterans like Vasyl Ivanchuk and Alexei Shirov. This is the complete entry list:

Alex Holowczak                         Chief Arbiter
Alexey Root                               Press Officer 
Viswanathan AnandCommentator
Almira SkripchenkoCommentator
Ilana DavidCaptain
Maxim Rodshteinplayer
Tamir Nabatyplayer
Avital Boruchovskyplayer
Ilia Smirinplayer
Evgeny Postnyplayer
Ori Koboplayer
Michal BartelCaptain
Radoslaw Wojtaszekplayer
Mateusz Bartelplayer
Kacper Piorunplayer
Bartosz Sockoplayer
Szymon Gumularzplayer
Igor Janikplayer
Yurii GnypChief of delegation
Oleksander SulypaCaptain
Igor Kovalenkoplayer
Vasyl Ivanchukplayer
Andriy Volokytinplayer
Kirill Shevchenkoplayer
Vitali Bernadskyiplayer
Mykhaylo Oleksyenkoplayer
Wen YangCaptain & player
Xu Xiangyuplayer
Bai Jinshiplayer
Lu Shangleiplayer
Li Diplayer
Jan SmeetsCaptain & player
Anish Giriplayer
Jorden Van Foreestplayer
Lucas Van Foreestplayer
Max Warmerdamplayer
Robby Kevlishviliplayer
Jean-Baptiste MullonCaptain & Chief of delegation
Maxime Vachier-lagraveplayer
Jules Moussardplayer
Laurent Fressinetplayer
Maxime Lagardeplayer
Tigran Gharamianplayer
Suri VaibhabCaptain
Gujarathi Vidit Santoshplayer
Sunilduth Lyna Narayananplayer
Sarin Nihalplayer
Krishnan Sasikiranplayer
Sethuraman Panayappan Sethuramanplayer
Gupta Abhijitplayer
Hendrink Petrus Du ToitCaptain & Chief of delegation
Kenneth Terence Solomonplayer
Daniel John Cawderyplayer
Daniel Barrishplayer
Banele Fortune Mhangoplayer
Husan TurdialievChief of delegation
Ivan SokolovCaptain
Nodirbek  Yakubboevplayer
Javokhir Sindarovplayer
Jakhongir Vakhidovplayer
Shamsiddin Vokhidovplayer
Abdimalik Abdisalimovplayer
Ortik Nigmatovplayer
John DonaldsonCaptain
Hans Niemannplayer
Lazaro Bruzonplayer
Alexander Onischukplayer
Varuzhan Akobianplayer
Yuniesky Quesada Perezplayer
Javier Ochoa de EchagüenChief of delegation
David MartinezCaptain
Jaime Santosplayer
David Antonplayer
Alexei Shirovplayer
Daniil Yuffaplayer
Miguel Santosplayer
Nijat AbasovCaptain
Shakhriyar Mamedyarovplayer
Teimour Radjabovplayer
Rauf Mamedovplayer
Aydin Suleymanliplayer
Gadir Guseinovplayer
Vugar Asadliplayer

Under the exciting new format devised for this competition, the participant countries are split into two pools of similar strength, taking as a reference the rapid rating list for November 1st. The four best teams from each pool will advance to the knock-out stage, where they will play Quarter-finals, Semi-Finals, and Final, with each duel consisting of two matches between the teams.

Group AGroup B
South AfricaPoland
SpainUnited States

The time control will be 45 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 10 seconds per move starting from move 1.

The event, organized by FIDE and the Israel Chess Federation with the support of the Israel Ministry of Sport and Culture, will be held at the Mount Scopus Hall in the Dan Hotel in Jerusalem. Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand and the seven-time French Women’s Chess Champion Almira Skripchenko will be the commentators.

The Chief Arbiter for the event will be Alex Holowczak (ENG), with Alon Shulman (ISR) as his Deputy, and M S Gopakumar (IND) as Fair Play officer.