Anand, Vidit, Arjun, Nihal, Praggnanandhaa, Harikrishna, Gukesh, Harika and many Indians set to play at the inaugural FIDE World Rapid Team Championship 2023
The inaugural edition of FIDE World Rapid Team Championship is starting today in Dusseldorf, Germany. A total of 19 Indians are going to take part, third after Germany 115 and Ukraine 22. Vishy Anand, Vidit Gujrathi, Arjun Erigaisi, Nihal Sarin, R Praggnanandhaa, Pentala Harikrishna, D Gukesh, Raunak Sadhwani, Aravindh Chithambaram, Srinath Narayanan, Harika Dronavalli, Pranesh M, Aditya Mittal, Karthik Venkataraman, Nubairshah Shaikh, Priyanka Nutakki, Dinesh Rajan M, Peter Anand and Vibhor Sharma will representing their respective teams. A total of 295 players in 37 teams are slated to take part. The total prize fund is €250000. The top three prizes are €100000, 60000 and 40000 each respectively. There will be four rounds everyday from 26th to 28th August 2023. Round 1 starts today at 1:30 p.m. local time, 5 p.m. IST. Photo: Lennart Ootes
A new World Team event starts today
Our very own Cofounder and CEO of ChessBase India, IM Sagar Shah is present venue. We will bring you a detailed coverage of this inaugural edition of FIDE World Rapid Team Championship.
Each team will consist of at least six and maximum nine players. Apart from having to include at least one female player, for the first time in a high-level team event, teams will have to include a recreational player, who has never achieved a Standard, Rapid or Blitz FIDE rating of 2000 or more. It is not mandatory for the teams to have board order as per rating. For more details, please check the tournament regulations, link provided at the end of the article.
The 12-round Swiss League team event has a time control of 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment from move no.1. There is no default time. No penalty shall be imposed on a player if he/she is late for any of his/her games. Scoring is usual for a team event. Match points: Win = 2, Draw = 1 and Loss = 0.
There are 37 teams in total. Here are the six teams which contains least one Indian player.
|7. Kompetenzakademie Allstars (RtgAvg:2405 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Becker, Rainer|
|12. Six-pack (RtgAvg:2289 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Shaikh, Mohammad Nubairshah|
|1||GM||Aravindh, Chithambaram Vr.||2553||IND||5072786||0|
|4||IM||Mohammad, Nubairshah Shaikh||2292||IND||5053196||0|
|6||Dinesh, Rajan M||1903||IND||35060600||r||0|
|16. Ukrainian Amators (RtgAvg:2190 / TB1: 0 / TB2: 0) Captain: Maly, Alexey|
The venue for the event will be Rheinterrasse, Düsseldorf by Stockheim
The total prize fund is €250000. There are six prizes in total - top five and one rating category. The top three prizes are: €100000, 60000 and 40000 each respectively. Best U2400 will earn €12500.
|2||WR Chess||2486||Gustafsson, Jan|
|3||Team MGD1||2453||Narayanan, Srinath|
|4||ASV AlphaEchecs Linz||2452||Bacrot, Etienne|
|6||Ashdod Elit Chess Club||2407||Slav, Moshe|
|7||Kompetenzakademie Allstars||2405||Becker, Rainer|
|8||Columbus Energy KingsOfChess Kraków||2347||Pakleza, Zbigniew|
|9||Chessbrah OFM||2344||Hansen, Eric|
|10||Germany and Friends||2343||Donchenko, Alexander|