Team India gets Double Wild Card entry in FIDE World Teams 2019

The World Team Championship (Open and Women sections) is set to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan. The event will take place between March 4 and March 15, 2019.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich nominated India as a wild card both for Open and Women sections as they were first reserves according to the results of 2018 Olympiad.

Team India in the Open Section:

GM Adhiban Baskaran
GM Sasikiran Krishnan
GM SP Sethuraman
GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly
GM Aravindh Chithambaram

Team India in the Women’s section:

GM Koneru Humpy
IM Eesha Karavade
IM Tania Sachdev
IM Soumya Swaminathan
IM Padmini Rout

Trainers:

GM Srinath Narayanan, Trainer, Men’s Team.
GM Swapnil Dhopade, Trainer, Women’s Team.

Here is the final list of participating countries:

Open Section Qualification Path Women Section Qualification Path
China Defending World Team Champion Russia Defending Women World Team Champion
Azerbaijan European Team Champion China Women Asian Team Champion
Iran Asian Team Champion USA America’s Highest Average Rating
USA America’s Highest Average Rating Egypt Africa’s Highest Average Rating
Egypt Africa’s Highest Average Rating Ukraine FIDE Olympiad 2018
Russia FIDE Olympiad 2018 Georgia FIDE Olympiad 2018
Poland FIDE Olympiad 2018 Hungary FIDE Olympiad 2018
England FIDE Olympiad 2018 Armenia FIDE Olympiad 2018
Kazakhstan Team from HF Kazakhstan Team from HF
India Team nominated by the FIDE President India Team nominated by the FIDE President