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.
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.
You need to contact the CFR Press Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.