Chess: Fide World Blitz Chess Championship 2023

29dec(dec 29)3:30 pm30(dec 30)5:30 pmChess: Fide World Blitz Chess Championship 2023

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The 2023 World Blitz Chess Championship, a prestigious event organized by FIDE, spotlights the world’s top players competing for the world champion title in blitz chess. This fast-paced format combines rapid decision-making with traditional chess skills, promising an exciting and intense tournament.

Since 2012, FIDE has merged the World Rapid and Blitz Championships into a single, exhilarating event. This year, from December 26th to 30th, 2023, the historic city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, will host this prestigious chess tournament.The event will showcase the world’s elite chess players in a thrilling five-day extravaganza, competing in rapid and blitz formats to demonstrate their speed, skill, and strategic mastery.

The men’s and women’s tournaments will follow a Swiss-system with 21 and 17 rounds, respectively. Participation was open to players who met one of two criteria:(1) a 2023 FIDE rating list rating of 2550 Elo (or 2250 Elo for women) or(2) the status of reigning national champion.


Date Time Event Place
29 Dec, 2023 3:30 PM Blitz Rounds 1-12 Uzbekistan
30 Dec, 2023 3:30 PM Blitz Rounds 13-21 Uzbekistan

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