Russia has confirmed – Two very strong teams to the ETCC!

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Russia has confirmed – Two very strong teams to the ETCC!

russiaWe are thrilled to announce the registration of Russia! The Russian Chess Federation has today confirmed that they will take part in the European Team Chess Championship in Reykjavík.

They will take part in both sections, the open and the women´s.

The Russian teams are both extremely strong. The woman team consisting mostly of the 2014 Olympic champions and the open team with very strong Grand masters plus the 17-year-old Artemiev (2675) who has great results in the recent past.

The open team:

  1. Grischuk (2771)
  2. Tomashevsky (2758)
  3. Svidler (2727)
  4. Vitiugov (2725)
  5. Artemiev (2675)

The women team consist of 5 of the 6 highest rated players:

  1. Kosteniuk (2530)
  2. Gunina (2529)
  3. Lagno (2523)
  4. Goryachkina (2497)
  5. Girya (2483)

All except for Goryachkina played in the Olympic gold medal-winning team in Tromso last year.

We welcome our dear friends from Russia to the 2015 ETCC in Reykjavík!

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