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Thursday, April 25, 2013

World Chess 2013 - Rapid & Blitz: All Players +2500 Eligible

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Hi everyone,

FIDE has announced that all players rated above 2500 may take part in the World Rapid and Blitz Championships to be held in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. Registrations will take place on May 1, 2013. The prize money for each of these World Championship is 200,000 US Dollars. This is happening for the first time that any player rated above 2500 can participate. Federations also have certain options to nominate players. Here are the relevant Fide links for more information on these events.

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  • At April 25, 2013 at 10:09 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    That's a neat proposition so we can expect many participation particularly from India, Russia, USA, Germany I think.

  • At April 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM , Anonymous Chris, NY said...

    Blitz and rapid is just not everyone's cup of tea. I presume that's a 2500 rating in blitz and rapid not in standard chess. fide now has blitz and rapid rating separate.


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