As reported a couple of weeks ago, Women's Grandmaster and International Master Dagne Ciuksyte from Martlesham is top board for the England Women's team. She did not play in Round 1 today, against a strong French team, seeded seventh, when England lost 4 - 0.
The men fared much better, although against the local Polish third team (!). They won 3 - 1, with Luke McShane and Nigel Short drawing on the top boards, and Gawain Jones and David Howell winning on boards 3 & 4. Top board Michael Adams was rested for Round 1.
You can watch live games here. In Round 2 tomorrow, England face Greece in the Open, whilst the women play Poland II.
The event continues until 18 November, so there's going to be a feast of chess over the next few weeks, with the Anand-Carlsen match starting tomorrow.