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December 25-31
King Salman World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2019
Moscow
King Salman World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2019  


The King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019 will be held in the VIP zone of the Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex in Moscow from December 25 (arrival) till December 31 (departure), 2019. The prize fund is 1 million dollars.

The official hotel of the WRBC-2019 is Radisson Collection Hotel Moscow, which is also known as Hotel Ukraina, one of the famous "Seven Sisters" of Moscow. A transfer from the hotel to the playing venue and back will be organized for the participants.

Tournament schedule:

December 25 — Opening Ceremony
December 26-28 —  Rapid competition 
December 29-30 — Blitz competition.

The prize fund is 1 million dollars.

The tournament is held with support of Gazprom and General Sports Authority.  

General partner is Saudi Chess Federation. 

Title sponsor of FIDE Women's Rapid and Blitz Championships is Total. 

CFR General Sponsor is PhosAgro. 

Partner is SILA International Lawyers.

Official water is Aquanika.

All the players rated at least 2550 (men) and 2250 (women) in any of FIDE rating lists (standard,  rapid or blitz) from January to December of 2019, national champions as well as nominees by the organizers are eligible for participation in the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships. 

The entry fee in open competitions is USD 100 before December 11 and USD 200 after this date. In women’s competitions, the entry fee is USD 50 before December 11 and USD 100 after this date. 

Players rated at least 2750 in the open event and 2500 in the women's event in any of the FIDE rating lists (Standard, Rapid or Blitz) from January 1st to December 1st 2019, will be provided full board accommodation in a standard room (4-star hotel minimum) from December 25th to 31st 2019.

RAPID: Swiss system, 15 rounds in the open event and 12 rounds in the women's event. Time control: 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1. 
 
BLITZ: Swiss system, 21 rounds in the open event and 17 rounds in the women's event. Time control: 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1. 

PRESS, JOURNALISTS:

You need to contact the CFR Press Officer at kublashvili@yandex.ru to request an approval for your participation to the World Rapid and Blitz Championships.

Upon approval, you will be registered via a private invitation link that will be sent to you.

Official website 

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04.12.2019
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02.12.2019
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News in theme

31.12.2019
Big Rapid Tournament Held in Luzhniki
Around 500 players took part in the additional programme of WRBC-2019.
31.12.2019
President of Russia Vladimir Putin Congratulates Kateryna Lagno
On becoming the three-time women's world blitz champion.
29.12.2019
Magnus Carlsen Wins World Rapid Championship
Humpy Koneru is triumphant in the women's section.
29.12.2019
Chess Marathon Continues in Luzhniki
Two mass tournaments took place on December 28.
29.12.2019
Kateryna Lagno Heads the Race at World Women's Blitz Championship
Magnus Carlsen leads the open event.
28.12.2019
Young Stars of Moscow Tournament Takes Place in Luzhniki
The event was held as part of the additional programme.
27.12.2019
Additional Programme Starts at King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships
World champion in chess composition Oleg Pervakov held contests for children.
27.12.2019
Magnus Carlsen Takes the Lead at World Rapid Championship
Four players head the women's event.
25.12.2019
International Arbiter Workshop Held in Moscow
An important step in preparation for King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships
25.12.2019
King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships Opens in Moscow
All rating favourites drew the white colour.
19.12.2019 09:00
Opening Ceremony of WRBC-2019 to Take Place at Central Chess Club in Moscow on December 25
Technical meeting to be held on December 26.
17.12.2019
Preliminary Lists of Participants of World Rapid and Blitz Championships Published
Players are kindly requested to take note of the dress code.
12.12.2019 20:00
King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019: Accommodation and Transfer
The respective section is open in the registration system.
09.12.2019 19:00
Website of King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships Launched
Strongest chess players to take part in the event.
02.12.2019 22:00
King Salman World Rapid & Blitz Championships: Visa Support
The respective section is open in the registration system.
02.12.2019 14:40
Venue for King Salman Rapid & Blitz Championships Announced
The event to take place in the VIP zone of Luzhniki Stadium.
28.11.2019 16:35
Online Registration for King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships-2019 is Open
The event to take place in Moscow on December 25-31.
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