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Friday, December 7, 2012

More Blitz, Rapid Chess Tournaments: FIDE Tells Federations

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Hi everyone,
FIDE is focused on promoting rapid and blitz chess. In a recent official announcement, FIDE says that they encourage more federations to further popularise and organize more Rapid and Blitz tournaments. A step in this direction is that the QC, after consultation with the Treasurer, has agreed to defer payments for rating reports and rating fees for Rapid and Blitz tournaments until at least 1 January 2014. Also, the QC will present its draft regulations for title awards for Rapid and Blitz at the 2013 Congress. Ideas can be submitted to before 31 January 2013.

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  • At December 8, 2012 at 7:21 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    the future is blitz i think

  • At January 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Through rapid and blitz, FIDE hopes for more membership numbers to be able to push chess into Summer Olympic Games, or simply - to survive. Just the numbers from standard chess do not nearly represent the number of people playing chess.


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