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
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