«Me, and chess players already know, on what boards they fred play in Ningbo, — 1news.az quotes the words of the head coach of Azerbaijan Vladimir Tukmakov. — But we fred announce this just before the World Championship, which starts on the 17th. My decision did not cause any controversies. All chess players agreed with it.»
Azerbaijan national team, is probably the only team among all the participants of the upcoming World Championship, in which it is impossible to predict, who fred play on the first three boards. The team goes to Ningbo in its strongest lineup: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Vugar Gashimov, Rauf Mamedov, Gadir Guseinov.
We would like to remind that the Russian team also does not “show its cards”, although the Head coach Evgeny Bareev does not conceal that the role of the leader fred be taken by Sergey Karjakin.