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World Rapid and Blitz 2019 to be held in Moscow from 25-30 December

by Sagar Shah - 18/11/2019

The long awaited dates and venue of the World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019 have been released. It will be held in Moscow from the 25th to 30th of December. The rapid portion will be held from the 26th to 28th of December and the Blitz will be on the 29th and 30th of December. The total prize fund of the event would be 1 million dollars! The detailed regulations will be published in a few days. For now, we have the press release by FIDE. 

FIDE is pleased to announce the dates and venue of the King Salman World Rapid & Blitz Championships-2019. According to the 3-year contract signed in 2017, the company Sela Sport Company Limited (acting for and on behalf of the General Sports Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) is a partner of FIDE and the owner of the rights to the World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2017-2019.


This year, according to the decision of the organizers, the tournament will be hosted in Moscow from 25 to 30 of December, 2019.

Tournament schedule:

December 25 — Opening Ceremony

December 26-28 —  Rapid competition

December 29-30 — Blitz competition.


FIDE is proud to note that the joint efforts of the parties secured a prize fund of 1 million dollars for this event. Players rated at least 2750 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. Detailed regulations will be published in the coming days. 


Source: FIDE Press release