World Rapid and Blitz Championships to Be Held in Saint Petersburg

World Rapid and Blitz Championships to Be Held in Saint Petersburg
Event dates: December 25-31


The World Rapid and Blitz Championships will be held in Saint Petersburg from December 25 (arrival) till December 31 (departure), 2018.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich: "I would like to thank our partners for supporting us in a tense moment and helping us organize the World Rapid and Blitz Championships with a decent prize fund within a very short time in one of the most beautiful cities of the world. The world top chess players including Magnus Carlsen are expected to take part in the Championships. Welcome to Saint Petersburg! I wish a bright play and good luck to all the participants!"

RCF President Andrey Filatov: "It is a great honor for us that FIDE has entrusted holding such popular and prestigious competitions as the World Rapid and Blitz Championships among men and women to us. In spite of being limited in time for the preparation, we will do our best to organize this event in our country on the highest level possible as always. We will be happy to see everyone, and let the strongest win!"

The detailed information, including visa issues, will be published in the near future.

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