European Team Championships

The nine-round European Team Championships commence today in Iceland.

Representing England on Board 2 for the women is Suffolk’s IM Dagne Ciuksyte.   There are 30 teams entered, with England seeded #18.   They face third seed Ukraine in Round 1.

In the 36-team Open section, England are seeded fifth, with a strong team (Adams, Howell, McShane, Short, Jones) with an average rating of 2703.   Top seeds are Russia on 2743.

You can watch live games on ChessBomb here – Women / Open.   Matches start at 15.00 daily, except next Wednesday, which is a rest day.

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