Rules/Regulations for 2018 FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships
Rules for the FIDE Open World Rapid Championship & FIDE Open World Blitz Championship.
December 25th – 31st 2018
1 1. Governing Body of the FIDE Open World Rapid Championship 2018 & FIDE Open World Blitz Championship 2018
(hereinafter referred to as R&B) is the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
1 2. FIDE Global Strategy Commission (hereinafter referred to as GSC) is in charge for preparing regulations, communicating with
the Organizer and the participants.
1 3. The body responsible for adopting and changing these Regulations is the FIDE Presidential Board, upon recommendation by
1 4. At any time, any circumstance or unforeseen situation not covered in these Regulations shall be referred to the FIDE President
for final decision.
2 Participation in R&B
2 1. The following players are eligible to participate in R&B:
The players rated at least 2500 in any of the FIDE rating lists (Standard, Rapid or Blitz) from January 1st to December
The reigning National Champions representing their National Federation regardless of their title or rating.
2 2. The Organizer is entitled to include additional players of his own choice but not more than ten (10).
3 Registration to R&B
Player’s entry fee is to be paid to the Organizer:
one hundred (100) USD before December 11th 2018;
two hundred (200) USD on December 11th 2018 or later.
4 R&B Regulations
4 1. Format & System
4 1. 1. Tournaments are played according to the rules of “the inadequate supervision” of the Rapid play Laws of Chess (FIDE
Handbook, E.I.01B Appendices, art. 1 to 4).
4 1. 2. RAPID: Swiss system, fifteen (15) rounds.
4 1. 3. BLITZ: Swiss system, twenty-one (21) rounds.
Full regulations here:
Full regulations for the FIDE Women’s World Rapid Championship & FIDE Women’s World Blitz Championship here: