India has excellent chances at the World Teams 2017
The World Teams 2017 takes place from the 16th to the 27th of June 2017 in Khanty Mansisyk, Russia. Top ten chess nations will fight it out for the title of the World Teams Champion. India has teams participating in both Open and Women's section. Vidit Gujrathi, Sasikiran, Adhiban, Parimarjan Negi and Karthikeyan Murali are the Indian players in Open section. Women's team is represented by Harika, Eesha Karavade, S. Vijayalakshmi, Padmini Rout and Tania Sachdev. Analysis of India's chances for a medal.
The participants of each Team Championship include the previous event’s World Chess Team Champion, the three highest-placed teams in the FIDE Olympiad prior to the event, the four Continental Champions, a team from the organizing federation and a team nominated by FIDE President.
The women's team of India looks really well balanced and strong.
The championship will be played in round robin system with 9 rounds. Each team will play against with all other teams. Colours and starting numbers will be drawn at the opening ceremony or a technical meeting. 12.2 The time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, 30 minutes to the end, and 30 seconds increment per move starting from move 1.
Each match will be scored by match points as it is used in the FIDE Olympiad. Winner will get 2 points, a draw will give each team 1 point, and a loss is scored as 0 points.
ChessBase India will bring round by round coverage of the event and we send our best wishes to the Indian team. Hope we come back with medals in both the sections!