Official World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship Medals Unveiled

•    Medal ceremony scheduled for October 14 in Berlin’s Bolle Meierei, 6 pm

•    Precision crafted awards feature official design elements of FIDE World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship, the “King’s Gambit”

•    Official supplier of medals is ADAMAS, famous Russian jeweler

October, 9 2015 – BERLIN, GERMANY – 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. 

Two sets of medals will be awarded to the winners of Rapid and Blitz Chess tournament during the official award ceremony. It is scheduled for October, 14 in Berlin’s Bolle Meierei hall – the venue of the Championship games. The ceremony will start at 6 pm Berlin time. 

“We’re glad to continue successful partnership with ADAMAS, official supplier of World Chess and FIDE since Sochi 2014. This year’s awards feature elements of official World Chess design, and go beyond classic style into the realm of modern, yet timeless craftsmanship”, - says Ilya Merenzon, Agon Limited CEO.

Precision crafted medals combine modern technology and jewelry mastery. They were produced for this event only by ADAMAS, official supplier of FIDE, and feature official design elements of FIDE World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship. 

Rapid pace of the game, and quick reaction laid foundation for the design of front side. It features a styled image of king’s gambit, the official symbol of FIDE World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship 2015. International FIDE logo, official Championship title and the year are engraved on the back panel.

The gold and silver medals are produced with 960 silver, with the gold award is plated by 6 grams of 999 gold. The diameter of the medals is 8 cm, and each award weighs about 400 g. Production process consisted of more than 15 stages.

According to the international standards of the Championship, each set consists of 3 medals – a gold medal for the winner and a silver, and bronze medals for runners-up.

Additional gold medals were produced per World Chess’ request and will be on display in the official museum of chess.