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Click here to see the results of the Rapid Chess Championship.
Average Rating: 2590
Prize Fund: $200 000
Rounds: Twenty one (21)
Time Control: 3 minutes (plus 2 secs increment per move)
Type: Open Swiss (Blitz)
Venue: Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Doha
The tournament has started with Rapid rounds from 26 – 28 December 2016. Now it is time for Blitz games! Starting from the 29th till 30th December 2016 and later followed by a closing ceremony with prize giving. Whoever comes first place will get $40 000.
The FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship tournament will start with 108 Male players. Males with titles like GMs, IMs, FMs that will go head to head with each other. It seems like the World Chess Grandmaster, Magnus Carlsen will still defend his title after retaining it against Sergey Karjakin. Let’s not forget to Congratulate GM Vassily Ivanchuk who is the new World Rapid Chess Champion! and again – GM Fabiano Caruana is still not participating in this event.
Click here to check the results, fixtures, PGN games and more for both Open and Women Blitz Championships. You can also check the Rapid Championship’ results and final ranking using the link above.
The Blitz starting rank is as follows (picture below) – Top Five
Top Five players after fifteen rounds
Top Five players after nineteen rounds
Top Five players after twenty one rounds
Congratulations to Sergey Karjakin for thee awesome victory!
To watch the games online, Visit the chess24 site by clicking here. At the chess24 site you can check the games and standings, view analysis, check database, download PGN games, share comments, views on games and so on. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by following @Chesscom or using the #DohaChess2016.
The official website for the tournament is QatarChess