2015 World Chess Blitz and Rapid Championship


World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship determines the best in the world of fast chess.

Blitz Championship is a two-day event where game lasts 3 minutes (and 2 seconds are added with each move). It’s a 21-round Swiss-style tournament that determines the World Chess Blitz Champion.

Rapid Chess Championship is a three-day tournament where game lasts 15 minutes (with 10 seconds added after each move). It’s a 15-round Swiss style event that determines the World Chess Rapid Champion. 


In 2014, record 124 players took part in the tournament. The reigning champion Magnus Carlsen and his predecessor Vishy Anand headed the line-up of the world's best chess players. In 2014, the Championship was held in Dubai, UAE.

More information about the Championship.