Rules and Regulations

The events will be both Swiss pairings tournaments and will be held over two days for Blitz and three days for Rapid. The Blitz will have twenty one (21) rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss event. The Rapid will be fifteen (15) rounds, with a single game for each round, Swiss event.

Participation

All players rated at least 2500 in any of the FIDE rating lists (Standard, Blitz or Rapid) from January 2015 to August 2015 are eligible to participate in the FIDE World Blitz & Rapid Championships.

The FIDE World Blitz & Rapid Championships are open to all the National Champions representing their National Chess Federation regardless of their title or rating.

 Applications have to be sent by the national federations only.

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