Rules/Regulations for 2018 FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships

The championships are taking place on December 25-31

Rules for the FIDE Open World Rapid Championship & FIDE Open World Blitz Championship.

December 25th – 31st 2018

1 Scope

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

1st 2018

 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: