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FIDE World Rapid & Blitz in Dubai starts with Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen is World Chess Champion 2013

Magnus Carlsen

FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014 will take place from 15th to 21st June, 2014 in Dubai, the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The event will gather 122 of the strongest chess players in the world, including the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen.

The hefty prize fund of 400 000$ attracted more Top-10 players, such are Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan AnandFabiano CaruanaHikaru Nakamura, Sergey Karjakin and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

The total prize fund in the amount of 200 000$ is provided in each Section (Rapid & Blitz) and will be awarded on the following criteria:
1. 40 000$, 2. 32 000$, 3. 26 000$, 4. 21 000$, 5. 17 000$, 6. 13 000$, 7. 11 000$, 8. 9 000$, 9. 7 000$, 10. 4 000$, 11-16. 2 000$ each, 17-24 1 000$ each.

FIDE World Rapid Championship 2014 LIVE

FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship 2014 LIVE

Official website

List of participants:

N / Name / Country / Rating (Classic) / Rating (Rapid) / Rating (Blitz)
1 Carlsen Magnus Norway 2882 2827 2837
2 Levon Aronian Armenia 2815 2785 2863
3 Alexander Grischuk Russia 2792 2828 2801
4 Anand Viswanathan India 2785 2770 2827
5 Caruana Fabiano Italy 2783 2840 2697
6 Hikaru Nakamura United States 2772 2841 2879
7 Karjakin Sergey Russia 2770 2781 2866
8 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar Azerbaijan 2760 2799 2822
9 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime France 2758 2749 2835
10 Svidler Peter Russia 2753 2787 2757
11 Boris Gelfand FIDE 2753 2725 2719
12 Nikita Vitiugov Russia 2747 2703 2674
13 Nepomniachtchi Ian Russia 2735 2768 2816
14 Hao Wang China 2734 2716 2668
15 Eljanov Pavel Ukraine 2732 2716 2674
16 Harikrishna P. India 2726 — 2669
17 Etienne Bacrot France 2721 2692 2744
18 Alexander Morozevich Russia 2719 2732 2741
19 Wojtaszek Radoslaw Poland 2716 2710 2726
20 Radjabov Teimour Azerbaijan 2713 2750 2706
21 Laurent Fressinet France 2711 2681 2705
22 Le Quang Liem Vietnam 2710 2724 2817
23 Moiseenko Alexander Ukraine 2707 2699 2614
24 Jobava Baadur Georgia 2706 2688 2628
25 Arkadij Naiditsch Germany 2705 2687 2643
26 Kryvoruchko Yuriy Ukraine 2704 2694 2628
27 Malakhov Vladimir Russia 2701 2776 2700
28 Vallejo Pons Francisco Spain 2700 2709 2628
29 Korobov Anton Ukraine 2698 2770 2758
30 Tomashevsky Evgeny Russia 2695 2693 2725
31 Kasimdzhanov Rustam Uzbekistan 2693 2693 2657
32 Riazantsev Alexander Russia 2692 2629 2744
33 Matlakov Maxim Russia 2689 2650 2603
34 Ivan Cheparinov Bulgaria 2686 2727 2636
35 Polgar Judit Hungary 2685 2656 2673
36 Sargissian Gabriel Armenia 2684 2665 2689
37 Inarkiev Ernesto Russia 2682 2682 2657
38 Sasikiran Krishnan India 2680 2664 2698
39 Zhigalko Sergei Belarus 2675 2679 2669
40 Yangyi Yu China 2675 2668 2771
41 Laznicka Viktor Czech Republic 2673 — 2650
42 Movsesian Sergei Armenia 2670 2696 2730
43 Dreev Aleksey Russia 2670 2713 2701
44 Fedoseev Vladimir Russia 2662 2639 2593
45 Mamedov Rauf Azerbaijan 2660 2705 2766
46 Bartel Mateusz Poland 2659 2593 2562
47 Efimenko Zahar Ukraine 2657 2677 2714
48 Luka Lenic Slovenia 2657 2659 2639
49 Loek Van Wely Netherlands 2656 2674 2647
50 Safarli Eltaj Azerbaijan 2656 2662 2661
51 Najer Evgeniy Russia 2653 2684 2707
52 Sokolov Ivan Netherlands 2650 — 2583
53 Viktor Bologan Moldova 2649 2656 2635
54 Volokitin Andrei Ukraine 2647 — —
55 Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo Venezuela 2646 2652 2722
56 Kuzubov Yuriy Ukraine 2639 2613 2621
57 Amin Bassem Egypt 2637 2624 2667
58 Meier Georg Germany 2636 2677 2663
59 Kiril Georgiev Bulgaria 2632 2642 2639
60 Markus Ragger Austria 2632 2697 2587
61 Ganguly Surya Shekhar India 2631 2637 2624
62 Mchedlishvili Mikheil Georgia 2628 2641 2663
63 Salgado Lopez Ivan Spain 2627 2630 2540
64 Anton Guijarro David Spain 2626 2593 2543
65 Vadim Milov Switzerland 2622 2664 —
66 Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son Vietnam 2621 2660 2746
67 Guseinov Gadir Azerbaijan 2621 2671 2657
68 Tkachiev Vladislav France 2621 2673 2730
69 Potkin Vladimir Russia 2621 2659 2629
70 Dubov Daniil Russia 2614 2628 2729
71 Ipatov Alexander Turkey 2613 2596 2629
72 Andriasian Zaven Armenia 2603 2568 2633
73 Adly Ahmed Egypt 2594 2634 2610
74 Onischuk Vladimir Ukraine 2594 2675 2565
75 Viorel Iordachescu Moldova 2594 2634 2573
76 Sandipan Chanda India 2594 2628 2607
77 Fier Alexandr Brazil 2587 2597 2589
78 Goloshchapov Alexander Ukraine 2586 2574 2631
79 Elshan Moradiabadi Iran 2586 — 2599
80 Durarbayli Vasif Azerbaijan 2584 2550 2613
81 Hansen Eric Canada 2584 — 2576
82 Ehsan Ghaem Maghami Iran 2582 2542 2581
83 Salem A.R. Saleh United Arab Emirates 2581 2592 2539
84 Alexander Huzman FIDE 2573 2591 —
85 Guliyev Namig Azerbaijan 2560 2588 2497
86 Boris Savchenko Russia 2559 2601 2684
87 Peter Michalik Slovakia 2557 2501 —
88 Shanglei Lu China 2556 2536 2668
89 Vladislav Kovalev Belarus 2555 2547 2548
90 Ehlvest Jaan United States 2552 2550 2512
91 Al-Modiahki Mohamad Qatar 2549 2569 2559
92 Yudin Sergei Russia 2546 2614 2559
93 Aleksej Aleksandrov Belarus 2539 2589 2572
94 Abasov Nijat Azerbaijan 2516 — 2461
95 Antipov Mikhail Al. Russia 2514 2583 2557
96 Ringoir Tanguy Belgium 2508 2504 2492
97 AL-Sayed Mohammed Qatar 2505 2494 2404
98 Kayumov Sergey Uzbekistan 2505 2486 2511
99 Debashis Das India 2501 — 2385
100 Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa Mongolia 2501 2534 2616
101 Shyam Sundar M. India 2486 2447 2412
102 Vakhidov Jahongir Uzbekistan 2472 2368 2477
103 Zhu Chen Qatar 2461 2464 2411
104 Igor Glek Germany 2460 2473 2523
105 Vahidov Tair Uzbekistan 2446 2487 2503
106 Taleb Moussa United Arab Emirates 2406 — 2295
107 Sriram Jha India 2403 2411 2392
108 Al Qudaimi Basheer Yemen 2396 2397 2414
109 Mohamed Tissir Morocco 2380 2419 2385
110 Omar Noaman United Arab Emirates 2366 2307 2293
111 Nezad Husein Aziz Qatar 2365 2350 2361
112 Breckenridge Steven James United States 2299 2310 2279
113 Byambaa Zulzaga Mongolia 2286 2281 2302
114 AlHuwar Jasem United Arab Emirates 2277 2243 —
115 Othman A. Moussa United Arab Emirates 2275 — 2317
116 Talal Hilwani Syria 2274 2395 2344
117 Faisal Abdulla United Arab Emirates 2270 2247 2279
118 Saeed Ishaq United Arab Emirates 2227 2246 2242
119 Al Ghamdi Ahmed M Saudi Arabia 2186 2134 —
120 Alahakoon Isuru Dhananjaya Sri Lanka 2115 2094 2135
121 Al-Hajiri Bader Kuwait 2095 2026 2076
122 72 Azahari Md Aliuddin Hj Brunei 2040 2136 2147

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