ALMATY. KAZINFORM The FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from December 25-30. Kazinform reports that 50 grandmasters from around the world will compete for the title. Kazinform reports that the prize fund for this event will be $1mln.
Baluan Sholak Sport Palace is the venue for this event. The open tournament will feature 176 players, including 99 women.
Participants who are rated at 2550 or more in one of the 12 FIDE rating lists 2022, Standard, Rapid, or Blitz, reigning national champions in Standard, Rapid, or Blitz representing their national Federation regardless of their title and rating, 10 players nominated each year by FIDE President as well as 15 additional (open tournament) players and 10 (female tournament) players nominated annually by the organizers, are eligible to compete in the championship.
The tournament’s favorites are Magnus Carlsen (Norway 2859), Hikaru Nagura (U.S. 2768), Fabiano Carruana (U.S. 2766), Anish Giri(The Netherlands 2764), Alexander Grischuk [FIDE 2745], Shakhriyar Makaryarov (Azerbaijan 2740], Jan-Krzysztof Duba (Poland 2729), Yu Yangyi (2728) and Maxime Vachier Lagrave (France 2737 -Blitz) and other.
Aleksandra Goryachkina, Kateryna Legno (FIDE), 2584), Humpy Coneru (Indian, 2572), Tan Zhongyi, China, 2518), Nana Dzagnidze, Georgia, 2517), Harika Donavalli, India, 2507, Harika Dzagnidze, Georgia, 2517), Harika Dzagnidze, Georgia, 2517), Harika Dzonavalli, 2490), Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, 2490), 2490), Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, 2490), Iran, 2490), 2490), 2490), Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, 2490), Antoaneta Assaubayeva (Kazakhstan) and Bibisara Assaubayeva, 2440), and other chess, 2440 (Kazakhstan), 2442), Antoaneta Drona