Important information for the World Blitz & Rapid Championships

2018 World Rapid & Blitz Championships will take place in St Petersburg, Russia

Information for the participants of FIDE World Rapid Championships & FIDE World Blitz Championships

December 25th - 31st 2018

Dear chess friends,

Please note that all the details about the upcoming World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships will be updated via FIDE and RCF websites on the regular basis.

There is no need to send your applications to FIDE Secretariat or RCF Secretariat.

REGISTRATION & FEES

The online REGISTRATION system will be available on December 7, 2018 on FIDE website as well as on RCF website.

Information on VISA SUPPORT will be shared with you on December 10, 2018 after finalizing all the details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in order to make the visa obtaining process easy and secure.

Each participant shall pay an ENTRY FEE to the Organizer. A player’s entry fees are the following:

• one hundred (100) USD before December 11th 2018;

• two hundred (200) USD on December 11th 2018 or later.

In case if a participant doesn't get his/her visa on time, entry fee will be returned.

Bank details for entry fee

*The banking details can be downloaded in the system for your convenience

ALL-RUSSIAN PUBLIC ORGANIZATION «RUSSIAN CHESS FEDERATION»

Общероссийская общественная организация «Российская шахматная федерация»

119019, Moscow, Russia, Gogolevskiy boulevard, 14, build.1

119019, г. Москва, Гоголевский бульвар, д.14, стр.1

Payment reference: Tournament (registration) fee for participation in FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2018, not subject to VAT.

Назначение платежа: Оплата турнирного (регистрационного) взноса за участие в чемпионатах мира ФИДЕ по рапиду и блицу 2018, не облагается НДС.

Please state your name in the bank transfer to identify a payer.

USD Account

Beneficiary customer: RUSSIAN CHESS FEDERATION

Bank: SBERBANK, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

SWIFT code: SABRRUMM

Dollar Account: 40703840638260200813

Bank correspondent: The Bank of New York Mellon New York, NY

SWIFT code: IRVTUS3N

RUR account:

Наименование организации: ООО «Российская шахматная федерация»

ИНН 7704016433 КПП 770401001

Банк: ПАО СБЕРБАНК, г. Москва

Расчетный счет 40703810438260100813

Кор. счет 30101810400000000225

БИК 044525225

VENUE & OFFICIAL HOTELS

The venue and the official hotels will be announced after December 10th, 2018.

CHESS SCHEDULE

Date Event Rounds Time

25 Dec 2018 Arrival,

25 Dec 2018 Opening Ceremony 19:30

25 Dec 2018 Technical Meeting 20:30

26 Dec 2018 Rapid - day 1 1-5 15:00

27 Dec 2018 Rapid - day 2 6-10 15:00

28 Dec 2018 Rapid - day 3 11-15 15:00

29 Dec 2018 Blitz - day 1 1-12 15:00

30 Dec 2018 Blitz - day 2 13-21 14:00

30 Dec 2018 Closing Ceremony 18:00

31 Dec 2018 Departure Approximate time. It can start later if the tie-break for the first place is played or there is any delay during the last playing session.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND CONTACT INFORMATION

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

Mark Glukhovsky, IO

RCF contact person

Artem Pugachev

Email: pugachev@ruchess.ru

PRESS OFFICER

Eteri Kublashvili

Tel.: +7 905 791 76 51

Email: kublashvili@yandex.ru

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

All the contact information will be announced later.

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