Mamedyarov, Gashimov, Radjabov, Mamedov and Guseinov to play
The Azerbaijan Chess Federation selected the players which will represent the country at the World Chess Team Championship 2011 in Ningbo, China.
The event will be held from July 15 2011 (arrival) to July 26 2011 (Departure) at the playing venue in New Century Grand Hotel Ningbo. The championship will be played using a 9 round, round-robin system.
Azerbaijan qualified as gold medalist from the 2009 European Championship which was held in Novi Sad, Serbia. Incidentally, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is visiting Novi Sad on the day of the team announcement.
Teimour Radjabov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
The Captain is GM Vladimir Tukmakov who led Ukraine to winning the gold medal at the 2010 Chess Olympiad. He recently resigned from this post and took to manage the Azerbaijan team.