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.