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Top five players in FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships

Magnus CarlsenWorld’s top five players, Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Alexander Grichuk, Viswanathan Anand and Fabiano Caruana, will participate in the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships that are set to take place on 15-21 June in Dubai, UAE.

Further, ten players from the top 14 will compete in Dubai. Only Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov, former World Rapid Champion Sergey Karjakin and former World Blitz Champion Leinier Dominguez are missing.

A total of 114 players are registered within the deadline that expired on 10th May.

The prize fund for each event, Rapid and Blitz, is 200,000 USD. The respective winners will be awarded with 40,000 USD each.

The Blitz will have twenty one (21) rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss event. The Rapid will be fifteen (15) rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss event.

In the Blitz Championship, each player will have 3 minutes + 2 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1.

In the Rapid Championship, each player will have 15 minutes + 10 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1.

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