The FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2023 opens on Friday, December 25th in Almaty, Kazakhtstan. The event will be held from 25-30 December at the Baluan Sholak Palace of culture and sports.
The Open and Women’s competitions are held separately, with around 180 players in the Open events and 100 players in the Women’s events. The first Championship on the schedule will be the FIDE World Rapid Chess 2023 which will be played from 26-28 December. The Open Rapid Championship will be played in 13 rounds, swiss system, and Women’s Championship will be played in 11 rounds, swiss system. Time control for both tournaments is 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment.
FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship 2023 will be played over two days 29-30 December. The Open