The organizers of the coming event are Chess Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and FIDE World Chess Federation, with the support of akimat of Astana, Agency for sports and physical education and the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The best teams of the world will participate in the coming championship, among which three teams which were ranked the best at the World Chess Olympiad, five continental champions, the country-organizer and one team elected by the FIDE President according to the rules.
Astana will gather around 50 best chess players out of ten countries: China, Russia, Ukraine, USA, India, France, Turkey, Georgia, Rumania and Kazakhstan. Every team consists of five players and the team-winner will be determined in a round-robin event after 9 games. Time control is 90 minutes per 40 moves and thirty minutes until the end of the game plus 30 seconds increment per move.
Date and place: Astana. 2-12 March in Duman hotel.
Media representatives shall be accredited before 1March by sending the name of the journalists to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalya Shpar – head of press service Women’s World Chess Team Championship. Tel:+7(7172)791 518; +7 701 710 89 22
Anastasiya Karlovich – FIDE press-officer
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