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FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2013

Khanty Mansiysk will host the event

The FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2013 will take place on 4st – 11th June in Khanty-Mansiysk, Ugra Region, Russia.

All players rated at least 2500 in any of the three FIDE rating lists (Standard, Blitz or Rapid) as at the 1st of March 2013 are eligible to participate in the World Blitz Championship.

The Blitz & Rapid Championships are open to all the National Champions representing their National Chess Federation regardless of their title or rating.

The entry fee of 100 USD shall be paid to the Organizer. All players must register by not later than 1st May 2013, following which the entry fee will be 200 USD (application submission after the 1st of May – by not later than 15.05.2013).

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.

There will be 200,000 USD in prizes for each tournament. This will be distributed as follows: 1st – 40,000 USD; 2nd – 33,000 USD; 3rd – 27,500 USD, etc.

Sergey Karjakin won the last edition of the rapid event.

 

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