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The World Team Chess Championship is an international team chess event, eligible for the participation of 10 countries whose chess federations dominate their continent. It is played every two years. In chess, this tournament and the Chess Olympiads are the most important international tournaments for teams.

The strongest national teams in the world participate, and also some teams representing a continent. A full round is played by the teams, meaning that each team plays against every other team. At the first tournament, in 1985, teams consisted of six players, since then of four players. Reserve players are permitted.

From 1985 the championship was held every four years, since 2011 every two years. Since 2007 there is a separate championship for women teams, which is also held every two years.
Since 2007 the final scores depend on the team results, before 2007 the individual scores determined the final ranking.

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Summary of resultsEdit

All data from OlimpBase World Team Chess Championship.

Open section team medalsEdit

Year Location
Gold Silver Bronze
1985   Lucerne
Details
  Soviet Union
Anatoly Karpov
Artur Yusupov
Rafael Vaganian
Andrei Sokolov
Alexander Beliavsky
Vasily Smyslov
Alexander Chernin
Lev Polugaevsky
  Hungary
Lajos Portisch
Zoltán Ribli
Gyula Sax
Jozsef Pinter
András Adorján
Ivan Farago
István Csom
Atilla Groszpeter
  England
Tony Miles
John Nunn
Jonathan Speelman
Nigel Short
Jonathan Mestel
Murray Chandler
James Plaskett
Glenn Flear
1989   Lucerne
Details
  Soviet Union
Anatoly Karpov
Alexander Beliavsky
Jaan Ehlvest
Rafael Vaganian
Vassily Ivanchuk
Mikhail Gurevich
  Yugoslavia
Ljubomir Ljubojević
Predrag Nikolić
Petar Popovic
Dragoljub Velimirovic
Božidar Ivanović
Branko Damljanovic
  England
Nigel Short
Jonathan Speelman
John Nunn
Murray Chandler
Michael Adams
Julian Hodgson
1993   Lucerne
Details
  United States
Gata Kamsky
Alex Yermolinsky
Boris Gulko
Gregory Kaidanov
Joel Benjamin
Larry Christiansen
  Ukraine
Vassily Ivanchuk
Vladimir Malaniuk
Oleg Romanishin
Vladimir Tukmakov
Viacheslav Eingorn
Arthur Frolov
  Russia
Vladimir Kramnik
Alexander Khalifman
Evgeny Bareev
Sergey Dolmatov
Alexei Dreev
Alexey Vyzmanavin
1997   Lucerne
Details
  Russia
Evgeny Bareev
Peter Svidler
Alexander Khalifman
Sergei Rublevsky
Alexei Dreev
Vadim Zvjaginsev
  United States
Alex Yermolinsky
Joel Benjamin
Boris Gulko
Nick De Firmian
Gregory Kaidanov
Larry Christiansen
  Armenia
Vladimir Akopian
Rafael Vaganian
Smbat Lputian
Artashes Minasian
Ashot Anastasian
Melikset Khachiyan
2001   Yerevan
Details
  Ukraine
Vassily Ivanchuk
Ruslan Ponomariov
Vladimir Baklan
Viacheslav Eingorn
Oleg Romanishin
Vadim Malakhatko
  Russia
Peter Svidler
Alexei Dreev
Alexander Grischuk
Sergei Rublevsky
Konstantin Sakaev
Alexander Motylev
  Armenia
Vladimir Akopian
Rafael Vaganian
Smbat Lputian
Karen Asrian
Ashot Anastasian
Artashes Minasian
2005   Beersheba
Details
  Russia
Peter Svidler
Alexei Dreev
Alexander Grischuk
Alexander Morozevich
Evgeny Bareev
Sergei Rublevsky
  China
Bu Xiangzhi
Zhang Pengxiang
Ni Hua
Zhang Zhong
Zhou Jianchao
Liang Chong
  Armenia
Levon Aronian
Vladimir Akopian
Karen Asrian
Rafael Vaganian
Smbat Lputyan
Ashot Anastasian
2009[1]   Bursa
Details
  Russia
Alexander Grischuk
Dmitry Jakovenko
Alexander Morozevich
Evgeny Tomashevsky
Vladimir Malakhov
Nikita Vitiugov
  United States

Hikaru Nakamura
Alexander Onischuk
Yuri Shulman
Varuzhan Akobian
Robert Hess
Ray Robson

  India
Pendyala Harikrishna
Surya Shekhar Ganguly
Krishnan Sasikiran
Geetha Narayanan Gopal
Subramanian Arun Prasad
Baskaran Adhiban
2011   Ningbo
Details
  Armenia

Levon Aronian
Sergei Movsesian
Vladimir Akopian
Gabriel Sargissian
Robert Hovhannisyan

  China

Wang Hao
Wang Yue
Li Chao
Yu Yangyi
Ding Liren

  Ukraine

Vassily Ivanchuk
Pavel Eljanov
Zahar Efimenko
Alexander Moiseenko
Alexander Areshchenko

2013   Antalya
Details
  Russia

Vladimir Kramnik
Sergey Karjakin
Alexander Grischuk
Ian Nepomniachtchi
Nikita Vitiugov

  China

Li Chao
Ding Liren
Wang Yue
Bu Xiangzhi
Yu Yangyi

  Ukraine

Vassily Ivanchuk
Anton Korobov
Alexander Moiseenko
Yuriy Kryvoruchko
Alexander Areshchenko

2015   Tsaghkadzor
Details
  China

Ding Liren
Yu Yangyi
Bu Xiangzhi
Wei Yi
Wen Yang

  Ukraine

Ruslan Ponomariov
Vassily Ivanchuk
Pavel Eljanov
Yuriy Kryvoruchko
Alexander Moiseenko

  Armenia

Levon Aronian
Gabriel Sargissian
Sergei Movsesian
Vladimir Akopian
Hrant Melkumyan

2017   Khanty-Mansiysk
Details
  China

Ding Liren
Yu Yangyi
Wei Yi
Li Chao
Wen Yang

  Russia

Peter Svidler
Ian Nepomniachtchi
Nikita Vitiugov
Maxim Matlakov
Vladimir Fedoseev

  Poland

Radosław Wojtaszek
Jan-Krzysztof Duda
Kacper Piorun
Mateusz Bartel
Grzegorz Gajewski

2019   Astana
Details
  Russia

Sergey Karjakin
Ian Nepomniachtchi
Alexander Grischuk
Dmitry Andreikin
Vladislav Artemiev

  England

Michael Adams
Luke McShane
David Howell
Gawain Jones
Jon Speelman

  China

Ding Liren
Yu Yangyi
Wei Yi
Bu Xiangzhi
Ni Hua

Women's team medalsEdit

Year Location
Gold Silver Bronze
2007   Yekaterinburg
Details
  China
Hou Yifan
Zhao Xue
Shen Yang
Ruan Lufei
Huang Qian
  Russia
Tatiana Kosintseva
Nadezhda Kosintseva
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
Ekaterina Korbut
Elena Tairova
  Ukraine
Kateryna Lahno
Anna Ushenina
Inna Gaponenko
Tatjana Vasilevich
Oksana Vozovic
2009   Ningbo
Details
  China
Hou Yifan
Zhao Xue
Shen Yang
Ju Wenjun
Huang Qian
  Russia
Tatiana Kosintseva
Nadezhda Kosintseva
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
Marina Romanko
Valentina Gunina
  Ukraine
Anna Ushenina
Natalia Zhukova
Inna Yanovska
Mariya Muzychuk
Natalia Zdebska
2011   Mardin
Details
  China
Hou Yifan
Ju Wenjun
Zhao Xue
Tan Zhongyi
Zhang Xiaowen
  Russia
Nadezhda Kosintseva
Tatiana Kosintseva
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Valentina Gunina
Natalia Pogonina
  Georgia
Nana Dzagnidze
Lela Javakhishvili
Bela Khotenashvili
Nino Khurtsidze
Salome Melia
2013   Astana
Details
  Ukraine
Kateryna Lahno
Anna Ushenina
Mariya Muzychuk
Natalia Zhukova
Inna Gaponenko
  China
Ju Wenjun
Huang Qian
Tan Zhongyi
Guo Qi
Shen Yang
  Russia
Valentina Gunina
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Natalia Pogonina
Alisa Galliamova
Olga Girya
2015   Chengdu
Details
  Georgia
Bela Khotenashvili
Lela Javakhishvili
Meri Arabidze
Nino Batsiashvili
Salome Melia
  Russia
Valentina Gunina
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Natalija Pogonina
Aleksandra Goryachkina
Olga Girya
  China
Ju Wenjun
Tan Zhongyi
Shen Yang
Lei Tingjie
Ding Yixin
2017   Khanty-Mansiysk
Details
  Russia
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Kateryna Lagno
Valentina Gunina
Aleksandra Goryachkina
Olga Girya
  China
Ju Wenjun
Tan Zhongyi
Zhao Xue
Lei Tingjie
Guo Qi
  Georgia
Nana Dzagnidze
Lela Javakhishvili
Bela Khotenashvili
Nino Batsiashvili
Salome Melia
2019   Astana
Details
  China
Tan Zhongyi
Shen Yang
Huang Qian
Lei Tingjie
Ding Yixin
  Russia
Kateryna Lagno
Alexandra Kosteniuk
Valentina Gunina
Aleksandra Goryachkina
Olga Girya
  Georgia
Bela Khotenashvili
Meri Arabidze
Lela Javakhishvili
Nino Batsiashvili
Salome Melia

Total team rankingEdit

Open section total rankingEdit

The table contains the men's teams ranked by the medals won at the World Team Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia5218
2  China2316
3  Soviet Union2002
4  Ukraine1225
5  United States1203
6  Armenia1045
7  England0123
8  Hungary0101
  Yugoslavia0101
10  India0011
  Poland0011
Totals (11 nations)12121236

Women's section total rankingEdit

The table contains the women's teams ranked by the medals won at the World Team Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China4217
2  Russia1517
3  Georgia1034
4  Ukraine1023
Totals (4 nations)77721

See alsoEdit

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