Nur-Sultan to host World Rapid and Blitz 2021
Nur-Sultan to host World Rapid and Blitz 2021
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T his year’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship will take place in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, according to the official FIDE website. The event will be held on its traditional dates: December 25-30, 2021. As in previous editions, the World Rapid and Blitz will have a total prize fund of 1,000,000 USD. The World Rapid and Blitz is one of the most awaited events in the chess calendar for most chess fans. After the force majeure cancellation in 2020, FIDE is happy to bring it back in cooperation with the Kazakhstan Chess Federation. Just like in 2019, the Rapid and Blitz Championships will be Swiss tournaments (13 and 11 – rapid and 21 and 17 rounds - blitz respectively) with the time control 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1 (rapid) and 3 minutes + 2 seconds, starting from move 1 (blitz).
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