Team introduction: Switzerland

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Team introduction: Switzerland

logo_swissThe introductory tour of players from the 35 nations that will compete in the 2015 European Team Chess Championship continues.

It is worth mentioning that the participating nations have until October 12th to confirm the exact team lists with all names; the player lists might change until that date.

Today we introduce the Swiss teams.

Switzerland is sending two formidable teams to the Championship. The Open team consisting of players from the top 9 highest rated in the country, and the Woman team consisting of the two highest rated players plus three young and talented players.

The Open team is led by Grand master Yannick Pelletier (2557), a five time Swiss Chess Champion and many time winner of the famous Christmas Open in Zurich, to name but a few of his accomplishments. He is accompanied by an experienced lineup of strong players, all belonging to the top 9 highest rated in the country.

The Woman team is led by WGM Monika Mueller-Seps (2266), a five time Swiss Woman Chess Champion and experienced national team player. Starting to play for her national team in 2001, she has played in three Mitropa Cups, five European Team Championships and seven Chess Olympiads; playing on the first board since 2013. Playing with Monika is the experienced WIM Dr. Gundula Heinatz (2210) and three young and talented players.

The open team

  1. GM Yannick Pelletier (2557)
  2. GM Sebastian Bogner (2557)
  3. IM Nico Georgiadis (2473)
  4. IM Richard Forster (2459)
  5. GM Joseph G. Gallagher (2458)

Captain: IM Martin Ballmann
Trainer: GM Mihailo Stojanovic

The Woman team

  1. WGM Monika Mueller-Seps (2266)
  2. WIM Dr. Gundula Heinatz (2210)
  3. WFM Camille De Seroux (2057)
  4. WFM Laura Stoeri (2115)
  5. Lena Georgescu (2014)

Captain: FM Joerg Gruenwald
Trainer: IM Werner Hug

We wish our Swiss friends best of luck in the championship!

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