2019 FIDE World Team Championships will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan


FIDE confirms the World Team Championship (Open and Women sections) to be staged in Astana, Kazakhstan. The event will take place between March 4 (arrival) and March 15 (departure). FIDE President nominates India as a wild card both for Open and Women sections as they were first reserves according to the results of 2018 Olympiad.

In addition, the host Federation (Kazakhstan) will have a right to nominate its teams.

Here is the final list of participating countries:

List of reserve teams:

Reserve Teams Open Section Women Section
1st reserve Team Vietnam Azerbaijan
2nd reserve Team Armenia Kazakhstan
3rd reserve Team France France
4th reserve Team Ukraine Spain