King Salman World Rapid&Blitz Championships 2018. The Opening Ceremony

King Salman World Rapid&Blitz Championships 2018. The Opening Ceremony


Top seeds Magnus Carlsen and Ju Wenjun participated in the drawing of lots during the opening ceremony of WRBC 2018 Magnus Carlsen will start the rapid tournament with Black and Ju Wenjun with White. Photos by Maria Emelianova

King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships-2018: Additional Programme

Schedule is published.

Venue: Manege (1, St. Isaac Square, Saint Petersburg).

December 26 

Simultaneous exhibition with four grandmasters 

11:30 Registration

12:00 Start

14:00 Finish

15:30 RCF Chess Museum’s curator Dmitry Oleinikov opens an exhibition and conductsanexcursion

16:30 Workshop of a three-time World Champion in chess composition Oleg Pervakov in a reading room

December 27 

Children’s blitz tournament

Prize fund is 40 000 roubles

11:00 – 11:30 Registration, pairings

11:30 – 15:00 Rounds1-7, Closing ceremony

Awards will be given on December 30 during the Closing ceremony of the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz champions. Prizes are from Yandex.

16:00 – Chess solving contest bya three-time World Champion in chess composition Oleg Pervakov.  Prizes are from Yandex.

December 28 

Veterans’ rapid tournament

Prize fund is 50 000 roubles

11:00 – 11:30 Registration, pairings

11:30 – 15:00  Rounds1-7, Closing ceremony

Children’ rapid tournament

Prize fund is 40 000 roubles

11:00 – 11:30 Registration, pairings

11:30 – 15:00 Rounds 1-9. Awards will be given on December 30 during the Closing ceremony of the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz champions. Prizes are from Yandex.

16:00 Quiz by Alexander Martynov: How well do you know chess? Prizes are from Yandex.

December 29 

Mass rapid

Prize fund is 160 000 roubles.  Registration http://clubvsadnik.ru/worldcup

11:00 – 11:30 Registration, pairings

12.00– Start

18.00– Closing ceremony. Prizes are from Yandex.

December 30 

Mass blitz

Prize fund is 120 000 roubles.  Registration http://clubvsadnik.ru/worldcup

11:00 – 11:30 Registration, pairings

12:00 – 16:00 Rounds 1-11

17:00– Closing ceremony. Prizes are from Yandex.

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