2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz

2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz

The 2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz is Europe’s new addition to the tour and will provide another unique location for the 2019 tour participants. The tournament is sponsored by Fundatia Superbet and will see 7 full tour participants and 3 wildcards compete over 9 rounds of rapid and 18 rounds of blitz chess for a prize fund of $150,000. The event will be hosted at the prestigious Stejarii Country Club in Bucharest, an ideal setting for what could well be a pivotal stop as the players fight for one of the four key qualifying spots to the GCT Finals in London.

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Superbet Rapid & Blitz 2019 LIVE

The Superbet Rapid & Blitz, taking place in the Stejarii Country Club in Bucharest, Romania from 6-10 November, is the 6th stage of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, a series of 8 events in which the world’s best players compete for a total prize fund of $1.75 million. 7 of the 12 tour regulars, Caruana, Giri, Mamedyarov, Anand, Aronian, Karjakin and So, are joined by event wild cards Artemiev, Le Quang Liem and Korobov.The rapid event is a 10-player single round-robin and features 3 rounds each day on the first 3 days, with a time control of 25 minutes for all moves and a 10-second delay from move 1. The final 2 days are a blitz double round-robin, with 18 rounds of 5 minutes + 3-second delay blitz. Rapid games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw.

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A limited number of spectators can be accommodated daily at the playing venue and entry is free of charge. Anyone wishing to attend the event as a spectator may register for a maximum of 2 days each to ensure fair opportunities for all. Only spectators in possession of a valid ticket issued in their own name will be granted access. No spectator tickets will be available at the venue on any of the playing days. Ticket registration is now open and can be done through QBoutique store here

Schedule

Rapid

Time (EET) Nov. 6 Time (EET) Nov. 7 Time (EET) Nov. 8
15.00 Round 1 15.00 Round 4 15.00 Round 7
16.30 Round 2 16.30 Round 5 16.30 Round 8 
18.00 Round 3 18.00 Round 6 18.00 Round 9

 

Blitz

Time (EET) Nov. 9 Time (EET) Nov. 10
15.00 Round 1 15.00 Round 10
15.30 Round 2 15.30 Round 11
16.00 Round 3 16.00 Round 12
16.30 Round 4 16.30 Round 13
17.00 Round 5 17.00 Round 14
17.30 Round 6 17.30 Round 15
18.00 Round 7 18.00 Round 16
18.30 Round 8 18.30 Round 17
19.00 Round 9 19.00 Round 18
19.30 Playoffs / Prizegiving

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