The Upcoming World Rapid and Blitz Championships Will Be Swiss Pairings Tournaments with 15 Rounds

Время публикации: 13.02.2013 20:35 | Последнее обновление: 13.02.2013 20:48

The FIDE website has published Regulations for the World Rapid and Blitz Championships today. The main difference presented this year suggests "The events will be 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. The Rapid will be fifteen rounds, Swiss event."

Noteworthy is paragraph 3.1 of the Regulations: "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."

Paragraph 3.2 suggests "The Blitz & Rapid Championships are open to all the National Champions representing their National Chess Federation regardless of their title or rating."

The competitions are planned to take place from June 5th to 11th in Khanty-Mansiysk.


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