The 12 teams for the FIDE World Team Championship in Jerusalem (November 19-26) have been confirmed.
FIDE press release
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:
(captain: Ilana David)
(captain: Bartosz Socko)
(captain: Oleksandr Sulypa)
(captain: Wen Yang)
Jorden Van Foreest
Lucas Van Foreest
(captain: Jan Smeets)
(captain: Jean-Baptiste Mullon)
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
(captain: Vaibhab Suri)
Solomon Kenneth Terence
Cawdery Daniel John
Mhango Banele Fortune
(captain: Hendrik Petrus)
(captain: Khusan Turdaliev)
Yuniesky Quesada Perez
(captain: John Donaldson)
(captain: David Martinez)
(captain: Gadir Guseinov)
*Azerbaijan is currently holding an internal qualifier event, and it has been given until November 1st to provide its final roster.
Under the exciting new format devised for this competition, the participant countries will now be 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.
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.
You can read the complete regulations in the FIDE Handbook.