The FIDE World Team Championship 2022 will take place from 19 to 26 November in Jerusalem, Israel. It will be a twelve-team championship with China, France, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain and Ukraine competing in Pool A, and Azerbaijan, India, Israel, Poland, USA and Uzbekistan competing in Pool B.
In the line-ups of the participating teams we find stars like Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, along with up-and-coming Uzbek and Indian prodigies like Javokhir Sindarov and Nihal Sarin, illustrious veterans Vassily Ivanchuk and Alexei Shirov, and the USA teenager who has been in the limelight for the last couple of months, Hans Niemann. The complete entry list and teams compositions can be found here.
The best ranked four teams of 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.
Day 2 live video coverage with commentaries by IM/WGM Almira Skripchenko and GM Viswanathan Anand:
Featured photo by FIDE/Mark Livshitz