World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

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World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:32 pm

I think it's time to start a separate thread for this event which begins in just over 10 weeks (7-15 July).
Entry lists are filling up though there is still time for more as the closing date (after which entry fees double) is 7 May.

http://www.schachfestival.de/world-team ... ft&tngid=1

I see a very strong USA team has just entered the 50+: Shabalov, Benjamin, Ehlvest, Yermolinsky and Kudrin.
No Russian entries yet. The most curious one is Yemen (all unrated) in the 50+.

USA are second seeds below England 1: Short, Nunn, Speelman, Emms and Hebden.
In all there are 9 English teams so far (5 including women's team in the 50+, 4 in the 65+) plus Wales and Ireland in each section, though Ireland 50+ is not up on the website yet.
I hope the Scots will manage to send teams despite the clash with their Championship?

No Jim Plaskett or Keith Arkell this year, it seems, though changes to teams can be made up to the captains' meeting on the first morning.
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:47 pm

I'm still interested to see whether Israel will enter a team, which could be headed by Gelfand and Smirin.

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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by Tim Harding » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:37 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:47 pm
I'm still interested to see whether Israel will enter a team, which could be headed by Gelfand and Smirin.
In 2016 Israel entered but did not arrive - no money from their federation maybe.

It's still possible they may send a team, but the chances of Gelfand coming are very low I think, though I'd very much like to meet him.
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Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Post by Mark Adams » Thu May 24, 2018 5:19 pm

First time I've played in an Internatonal Tournament where a) contrary to FIDE regulations, they start at 09:30 and b) there are over 30 teams entered by the host nation.

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