Today the World Team Championship starts in Kemer, Antalya (Turkey). Ten countries will be playing a single round robin tournament over nine rounds. The top seeds are Russia, who have Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Nikita Vitiugov. Their biggest rivals will be reigning champion Armenia, Ukraine and China.
The FIDE World Team Championship is held every two years, and these are the qualification criteria: