King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2017 that takes place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 26th and 30th December 2017. The incumbent World Rapid and Blitz Champions — Sergey Karjakin (Russia) and Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine), along with Magnus Carlsen (Norway), the highest-rated chess player in the world and World Champion in classical chess, and over 180 top grandmasters have confirmed their participation, making the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships one of the strongest open events of the year.
The four events offer a record total prize fund of US$2,000,000 with the Open events having individual prize funds of US$750,000 each and the women event having a prize fund of US$ 250,000 each. 30 prizes shall be offered in each event.
This is the blitz section of the event and you can follow the games live with video on Chessdom.com. Games start daily at 12:00 CET