The U18-U8 World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2023 are taking place in Batumi, Georgia from June 5 to 12. The tournaments will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds in separate open and girls section under U08,U10,U12,U14,U16,U18. Time control for the rapid championships will be 15 minutes plus 5 seconds per move starting from move one and for the blitz championships will be 5 minutes plus 3 seconds per move starting from move one. The top five rated players in U16 section are Ediz Gurel, Nikola Kanov, Artiom Stribuk, Daniyal Sapenov and Robert Piliposyan. Chessdom.com will daily follow the live games.