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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Women's World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Batumi from May 30

For those worried about the chess lull once the 2012 Anand, Gelfand World Chess Championship in Moscow ends on May 30, there is the more sexy Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2012 coming up in Batumi, Georgia! The Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2012 will be held from May 30 to June 6 at te Sheraton Hotel. The Association of Chess Professionals and the Georgian Chess Federation are coming together to organise this women's chess event. An interesting aspect would be that zero tolerance rules would not apply. More information about the chess championship available at official website.




Format
Rapid Swiss, 11 rounds
Blitz Swiss, 15 rounds
Time control
Rapid 25 min + 10 seconds
Blitz 4 min + 2 seconds

FIDE Rules for Rapid Chess and FIDE Rules for blitz are applied. The event is open to all women players with an elo of 2500+ in any one of the official FIDE rating lists and to all former World Champions and Olympic Champions. All national federations are also allowed to nominate one player. Five more more players can be nominated from the same federation. Georgian Chess Federation will get three additional wild cards as a host of the event.

Schedule
30 May – Arrival, Opening Ceremony, Technical meeting.
31 May – Rapid (rounds 1-3) 15:00, 17:00, 19:00
1 June – Rapid (rounds 4-6) 15:00, 17:00, 19:00
2 June – Rapid (rounds 7-9) 15:00, 17:00, 19:00
3 June – Rapid (rounds 10-11) 15:00, 17:00
4 June – Blitz (rounds 1-8) 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, etc…
5 June – Blitz (rounds 9-15), 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, etc… Closing Ceremony.
6 June – Departure

Prizes
The total prize fund of the two events of 100.000 (one hundred thousand) USD is distributed as follows:
Rapid:
1st place 12000 USD
2nd place 9000 USD
3rd place 7000 USD
4th place 6000 USD
5th place 5000 USD
6th place 4000 USD
7th – 8th place 3000 USD each
9th – 10th place 2000 USD each
11th – 12th place 1500 USD each
13th – 15th place 1000 USD each

Blitz:
1st place 10000 USD
2nd place 7000 USD
3rd place 5000 USD
4th place 4000 USD
5th place 3000 USD
6th place 2000 USD
7th – 10th place 1500 USD each
11th – 13th place 1000 USD each
14th – 15th place 500 USD each

The winners of the Championships will be declared Women’s World Rapid Champion-2012 and Women’s World Blitz Champion-2012 respectively.

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