Today the 5-day World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships concluded in Berlin, with Russian grandmaster Alexander Grischuk claiming the World Blitz Champion’s title.
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Today marks the fourth day of the FIDE World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship in Berlin, and the start of the Blitz Championship.
Magnus Carlsen reasserted his dominance over the chess world today by winning the World Rapid Chess Championship here in Berlin.
At the end of day 2 of the World Chess Rapid Championship, there were two leaders: the reigning FIDE rapid world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and Sergei Zhigalko of Belarus. Just behind them stood a group of the three players, including Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine, who won the title in 2007.
Results of Rapid Tournament Day 1: After five rounds, Sergey Karjakin leads, with a group of 16 players just a half-point behind.
The World Chess Federation, FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Echecs), and Agon Limited, commercial partner of FIDE, unveiled official medals of the upcoming World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships, starting on October, 10.
We are happy to announce the final list of players participating in the World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship 2015.
The World Chess Federation, FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Echecs), and Agon Limited, commercial partner of FIDE, announce that 200 of the world’s best chess players will compete in the upcoming World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships, starting on October, 10.
FIDE and AGON — the World Chess Federation’s commercial partner — are pleased to announce the dates and the venue of the World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championships. The tournament will take place in Berlin, Germany on October 9 - 15, 2015.