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World strongest chess players will take part in WRBC-2019

At the moment, more than 250 participants have registered, including such strong and famous players as world champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Anish Giri (Netherlands), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), Hikaru Nakamura, Leinier Dominguez (both from the USA), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Vladislav Artemiev, Dmitry Andreikin (both from Russia), Boris Gelfand (Israel), Yu Yangyi, Wang Hao (both from China), Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland), Alireza Firouzja (Iran), Alexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Lagno, Olga Girya, Alina Kashlinskaya (all from Russia), Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia), Humpy Koneru, Dronavalli Harika (both from India), Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk (both from Ukraine), Pia Cramling (Sweden), Tan Zhongyi (China), Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Iran) and many others.

The 14th world champion Vladimir Kramnik
, who had announced his retirement at the beginning of the year, decided to take part in the blitz championship as well.

Tournament schedule:
December 25 — Opening Ceremony
December 26-28 — Rapid competition
December 29-30 — Blitz competition.

All the players rated at least 2550 (men) and 2250 (women) in any of FIDE rating lists (standard, rapid or blitz) from January to December of 2019
, national champions as well as nominees by the organizers are eligible for participation in the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships.

The entry fee in open competitions is USD 100 before December 11 and USD 200 after this date. In women’s competitions, the entry fee is USD 50 before December 11 and USD 100 after this date.

Online registration