USA's Top Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive

hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk


Thursday, December 29, 2011

World's first Fide-rated blitz chess tournament on Jan 2

Chess blog for latest chess news and chess trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2011

Hello everyone,

The world’s first ever FIDE-rated Blitz tournament will take place at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings on Monday 2nd January.

Add power to your blitz chess
with Chess Queen's special DVD.
Click on photo to know more.
The DVD has many tips on how
to play better blitz chess and
World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk
shows eight of her sensational wins
from the 2009
World Blitz Championship,
where she beat World #1
Rated Magnus Carlsen,
World Champion Vishy Anand, and
super Grandmasters Gashimov,
Aronian, Morozevich, Grischuk,
Judith Polgar, and Naiditsch.
All games are fully commented
with simultaneous live screens
and 2D boards.
FIDE are starting to collect rating information from blitz and rapidplay games starting 1 January 2012. The two new lists will be published 1 July 2012. The standardplay ratings will not be affected by the blitz or rapidplay results. The ratings of players who are already FIDE-rated will be used initially.

Depending on the number of entries, the tournaments will be sections of 10 with not more than 6 unrated players in each section. This means that each unrated player will be able to get a FIDE Blitz Rating on the night.

There will be no FIDE charge for rating blitz or rapidplay tournaments throughout 2012. The decision about charges for 2013, if any, will be made at the FIDE Congress in Turkey.

The K factor for all players will be 20. If a rated player plays more than 35 games in a period, then his new rating will be his Tournament Rating Performance for that period.

Entry fee: £2.00 if FIDE-rated, £5.00 if not FIDE-rated
Prizes: All entry fees will be returned as prizes
Rate of play: All the moves in 3 minutes, add on 2 seconds per move from the first move.
The Blitz tournament is part of the 87th Hastings International Chess Congress

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at

Labels: ,


  • At December 30, 2011 at 5:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    yes have tried the dvd thanks chess queen. am looking forward to a 100 points plus this year. will tell you later.


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home