World Rapid and Blitz Championships

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Once again the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships are being sponsored by Saudi Arabia but held in Russia, with the prize fund the same $1 million as in 2018, with top prizes of $60,000 for the open events and $40,000 for the women’s tournaments. The World Rapid Championships will be played from 26-28 December followed by the World Blitz Championship on 29-30 December. The venue is the Luzhniki Stadium, with Vladimir Kramnik among the participants.

Links: official website


Start Time

12:00 am

26th December 2019

Finish Time

12:00 am

30th December 2019


Moscow, Russia

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