FIDE Women World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2014 will take place on 23-30th April in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
The events will be both Swiss pairings tournaments and will be held over two days for Blitz and three days for Rapid.
The Blitz will have fifteen rounds with each player playing with white and black against his paired opponent, Swiss event. The Rapid will be also fifteen rounds, but only one game as paired, 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.
All players rated at least 2200 in any of the three FIDE rating lists (Standard, Blitz or Rapid) as at the 1st of January 2014 are eligible to participate in the Women World Blitz & Rapid Championships.
The Blitz & Rapid Championships are open to all the National Champions representing their National Chess Federation regardless of their title or rating.
The prize fund for each event is 50,000 USD. The winner of each event will earn 12,000 USD.
Last year Khanty-Mansiysk hosted the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2013. The winners were Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Rapid) and Le Quang Liem (Blitz)