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    FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018

    December 6, 2018

    A host of postings on the FIDE website:

    Saudi Arabia CF to partner Russian CF in hosting the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2018

    Given the strong relationship between the Kingdom Saudi Arabia and Russia, the Saudi Chess Federation accepted FIDE’s request to shift the second edition of the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship from Riyadh, and to partner the Russian Chess Federation in hosting it in St. Petersburg, Russia, keeping the same championship title.

    FIDE holds a very strong relationship with the General Sport Authority of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Chess Federation. This relationship resulted in the great success of the first edition of King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship that was held in Riyadh in December 2017. The first edition featured some of the greatest minds in chess from around the world and offered very comfortable conditions for the players.

    Spreading chess around the world is an objective that the Saudi Chess Federation shares with FIDE, which strengthens their cooperation and they look forward to the success of the second edition of King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship in St. Petersburg this month.

    Information for the participants of FIDE World Rapid Championships & FIDE World Blitz Championships

    December 25th - 31st 2018

    Dear chess friends,

    Please note that all the details about the upcoming World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships will be updated via FIDE and RCF websites on the regular basis.

    There is no need to send your applications to FIDE Secretariat or RCF Secretariat.

    REGISTRATION & FEES

    The online REGISTRATION system will be available on December 7, 2018 on FIDE website as well as on RCF website.

    Information on VISA SUPPORT will be shared with you on December 10, 2018 after finalizing all the details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in order to make the visa obtaining process easy and secure.

    Each participant shall pay an ENTRY FEE to the Organizer. A player’s entry fees are the following:

    • one hundred (100) USD before December 11th 2018;
    • two hundred (200) USD on December 11th 2018 or later.

    In case if a participant doesn't get his/her visa on time, entry fee will be returned.


    FIDE introduces additional prizes for the World Rapid and Blitz Championships

    FIDE is happy to announce additional prizes for the best combined results in the World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018.

    The total pool for the best combined result is 150,000 USD, and it will be distributed as follows:

    Open:

    1. 20 000
    2. 15 000
    3. 12 000
    4. 10 000
    5. 8 000
    6. 7 000
    7. 6 000
    8. 5 000
    9. 4 000
    10. 3 000

    Total: 90 000 USD

    Women:

    1. 14 000
    2. 10 000
    3. 8 000
    4. 7 000
    5. 6 000
    6. 5 000
    7. 4 000
    8. 3 000
    9. 2 000
    10. 1 000

    Total: 60 000 USD

    The combined result is determined by the sum of the places in two events - the lower is the better. The prizes will be split equally between all the participants with the equal sum of places : e.g. 1st + 3rd would be equal to 2nd and 2nd.

    In a case of a tie in rapid and/or blitz event, the placement in particular tournament will be counted as follows : tie for 1-3 will be counted as 2nd, tie for 1-5 will be counted as 3rd, etc.

    All the prizes are compatible with the main prizes in the respective tournaments.

    Schedule

    Dec. 25 Arrival
    Dec. 26 Rapid – Day 1 – Rounds 1-5
    Dec. 27 Rapid – Day 2 – Rounds 6-10
    Dec. 28 Rapid – Day 3 – Rounds 11-15
    Dec. 29 Blitz – Day 1 – Rounds 1-12
    Dec. 30 Blitz – Day 2 – Rounds 13-21

    Time control

    Rapid– 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1

    Blitz– 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move, starting form move 1

    https://www.fide.com/component/conte...hips-2018.html

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    Magnus Carlsen is expected to play

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    FIDE World Rapid and Blitz 2018

    December 13, 2018

    Participants

    Participation is still open until December 15. The lists so far:

    FIDE World Rapid Championship 2018 Open
    Rapid

    No Name Fed Rating

    1 GM Carlsen Magnus NOR 2903
    2 GM Artemiev Vladislav RUS 2812
    3 GM Aronian Levon ARM 2802
    4 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2786
    5 GM Wang Hao CHN 2782
    6 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2774
    7 GM Harikrishna Pentala IND 2758
    8 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2758
    9 GM Kamsky Gata USA 2757
    10 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2752
    11 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2740
    12 GM Giri Anish NED 2739
    13 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2739
    14 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2737
    15 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2731
    16 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2725
    17 GM Anand Viswanathan IND 2723
    18 GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2722
    19 GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2718
    20 GM Gelfand Boris ISR 2715
    21 GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2708
    22 GM Oparin Grigoriy RUS 2701
    23 GM Cheparinov Ivan GEO 2697
    24 GM Motylev Alexander RUS 2697
    25 GM Morozevich Alexander RUS 2696
    26 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2690
    27 GM Amonatov Farrukh TJK 2688
    28 GM Leko Peter HUN 2686
    29 GM Bocharov Dmitry RUS 2683
    30 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2683
    31 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2682
    32 GM Zubov Alexander UKR 2681
    33 GM Fridman Daniel GER 2677
    34 GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS 2677
    35 GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2676
    36 GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM 2674
    37 GM Shirov Alexei ESP 2674
    38 GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2672
    39 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2671
    40 GM Grachev Boris RUS 2669
    41 GM Timofeev Artyom RUS 2668
    42 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2665
    43 GM Saric Ivan CRO 2661
    44 IM Bocharov Ivan RUS 2657
    45 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2655
    46 GM Najer Evgeniy RUS 2653
    47 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2652
    48 GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2651
    49 GM Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2650
    50 GM Yudin Sergei RUS 2643
    51 GM Grigoriants Sergey RUS 2640
    52 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2637
    53 GM Potkin Vladimir RUS 2635
    54 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2632
    55 GM Ragger Markus AUT 2632
    56 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2632
    57 GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2630
    58 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2630
    59 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2628
    60 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2628
    61 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2624
    62 GM Sakaev Konstantin RUS 2621
    63 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2618
    64 GM Sarana Alexey RUS 2617
    65 GM Piorun Kacper POL 2615
    66 GM Frolyanov Dmitry RUS 2614
    67 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2613
    68 GM Paravyan David RUS 2611
    69 GM Lintchevski Daniil RUS 2603
    70 GM Smirin Ilia ISR 2601
    71 GM Postny Evgeny ISR 2599
    72 IM Tsydypov Zhamsaran RUS 2595
    73 IM Khanin Semen RUS 2594
    74 GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2593
    75 GM Miton Kamil POL 2590
    76 GM Bindrich Falko GER 2584
    77 GM Moiseenko Vadim RUS 2583
    78 GM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2575
    79 GM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2573
    80 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim RUS 2573
    81 GM Huzman Alexander ISR 2572
    82 GM Predke Alexandr RUS 2566
    83 GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2556
    84 GM Teske Henrik GER 2555
    85 GM Tari Aryan NOR 2554

    http://chess-results.com/tnr399595.aspx?lan=1


    FIDE World Blitz Championship 2018 Open

    Blitz

    Starting rank

    No. Name FED RtgI

    1 GM Carlsen Magnus NOR 2939
    2 GM Aronian Levon ARM 2858
    3 GM Anand Viswanathan IND 2832
    4 GM Artemiev Vladislav RUS 2825
    5 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2804
    6 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2777
    7 GM Wang Hao CHN 2775
    8 GM Karjakin Sergey RUS 2759
    9 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2754
    10 GM Giri Anish NED 2751
    11 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2749
    12 GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2748
    13 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2741
    14 GM Zubov Alexander UKR 2729
    15 GM Morozevich Alexander RUS 2728
    16 GM Gelfand Boris ISR 2722
    17 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2722
    18 GM Leko Peter HUN 2721
    19 IM Bocharov Ivan RUS 2715
    20 GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2705
    21 GM Harikrishna Pentala IND 2702
    22 GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM 2700
    23 GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2699
    24 GM Shirov Alexei ESP 2699
    25 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2696
    26 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2694
    27 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2693
    28 GM Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2688
    29 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2677
    30 GM Ragger Markus AUT 2677
    31 GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2675
    32 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2675
    33 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2674
    34 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2674
    35 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2673
    36 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2659
    37 GM Kamsky Gata USA 2657
    38 GM Postny Evgeny ISR 2657
    39 GM Van Foreest Jorden NED 2657
    40 GM Amonatov Farrukh TJK 2656
    41 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2653
    42 GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM 2651
    43 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim RUS 2649
    44 GM Piorun Kacper POL 2646
    45 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2645
    46 GM Indjic Aleksandar SRB 2643
    47 GM Oparin Grigoriy RUS 2641
    48 GM Bindrich Falko GER 2639
    49 GM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian NOR 2635
    50 GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS 2633
    51 GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2631
    52 GM Paravyan David RUS 2629
    53 GM Grigoriants Sergey RUS 2626
    54 GM Cheparinov Ivan GEO 2618
    55 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2616
    56 GM Sarana Alexey RUS 2616
    57 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2615
    58 GM Motylev Alexander RUS 2609
    59 GM Tari Aryan NOR 2608
    60 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2607
    61 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2604
    62 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2602
    63 GM Lintchevski Daniil RUS 2594
    64 IM Sychev Klementy RUS 2594
    65 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2588
    66 GM Dobrov Vladimir RUS 2584
    67 GM Pantsulaia Levan GEO 2584
    68 GM Khusnutdinov Rustam KAZ 2582
    69 GM Smirin Ilia ISR 2582
    70 GM Gasanov Eldar UKR 2581
    71 IM Golubov Saveliy RUS 2574
    72 GM Najer Evgeniy RUS 2573
    73 IM Tsydypov Zhamsaran RUS 2573
    74 GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2572
    75 GM Saric Ivan CRO 2572

    http://chess-results.com/tnr399597.aspx?lan=1

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    • #3
      Magnus wants this one too!? He must be stopped.

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      • #4
        FIDE World Rapid and Blitz 2018

        December 14, 2018

        Since I last posted the Open lists, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Vladimir Fedoseev have been added. Also, Hikaru Nakamura was trying to get a visa and may soon appear as one of the participants.

        The top 25 in the women’s event are:

        Rapid

        FIDE World Rapid Championship 2018 Women

        Starting rank

        No. Name FED RtgI

        1 GM Muzychuk Anna UKR 2595
        2 GM Ju Wenjun CHN 2584
        3 GM Lei Tingjie CHN 2545
        4 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2540
        5 GM Lagno Kateryna RUS 2539
        6 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2515
        7 IM Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2506
        8 GM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2496
        9 GM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2493
        10 GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2484
        11 GM Koneru Humpy IND 2479
        12 GM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2477
        13 GM Ushenina Anna UKR 2471
        14 GM Danielian Elina ARM 2470
        15 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2466
        16 IM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2444
        17 GM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2442
        18 IM Bodnaruk Anastasia RUS 2442
        19 IM Arabidze Meri GEO 2431
        20 IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2429
        21 GM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2428
        22 GM Zhao Xue CHN 2425
        23 WGM Girya Olga RUS 2425
        24 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2420
        25 WIM Shuvalova Polina RUS 2411

        http://chess-results.com/tnr399596.aspx?lan=1&art=0

        Blitz

        FIDE World Blitz Championship 2018 Women

        Starting rank

        No. Name FED Rtg

        1 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2580
        2 GM Lagno Kateryna RUS 2560
        3 GM Muzychuk Anna UKR 2559
        4 GM Ju Wenjun CHN 2558
        5 GM Zhao Xue CHN 2539
        6 GM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2506
        7 GM Koneru Humpy IND 2499
        8 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2496
        9 GM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2494
        10 GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2490
        11 GM Gunina Valentina RUS 2489
        12 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2475
        13 GM Lei Tingjie CHN 2458
        14 WGM Michna Marta GER 2433
        15 GM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2422
        16 GM Ushenina Anna UKR 2419
        17 IM Galliamova Alisa RUS 2417
        18 IM Buksa Nataliya UKR 2401
        19 IM Skripchenko Almira FRA 2396
        20 GM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2395
        21 GM Danielian Elina ARM 2390
        22 WGM Ambartsumova Karina RUS 2387
        23 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2382
        24 WGM Berend Elvira LUX 2382
        25 WGM Guichard Pauline FRA 2378


        http://chess-results.com/tnr399598.aspx?lan=1&art=0

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