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Women’s World Chess Blitz Championship

The finals to take place in Moscow in September

The Russian State Social University and the Moscow Chess Federation in co-operation with the
Russian Chess Federation and under the aegis of FIDE will organize the 2010 Women’s World
Chess Blitz Championship
from September 15 to September 18, 2010. The Women’s World Blitz Championship is open to all women players representing their
National Chess Federations regardless of their title or rating.

The competition will take place in 3 parts, online blitz qualification, semi final, and final. For all competitions each player will have 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move, starting from
move one (G 3’+2”). Tiebreak scores will be based on direct results, followed by number of wins, Sonneborn-Berger, and if the score is still equal an Armageddon game will be played.

The Prize fund for the Semi-Final is 13 750 euros. The Prize fund for the Final is 50 000 euros. In the name of FIDE the Organizer shall award a gold medal to the winner of the title of
Women’s World Blitz Champion.

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Women blitz final qualification, semi final, and final

The Continental On-Line Open Qualification Tournaments shall be played as a Swiss
tournament, 11 double rounds (black and white, altogether – 22 games in one or two days).
Playing period is from June 1 till June 10, 2010.

The 2010 blitz semi final will feature 150 participants, among which up to 100 players above 2350 ELO points, 14 Players who took 2-15 places in the Moscow open 2010 (women’s section), 5 Players who took 1-5 places in the European On-Line Open Qualification Tournament, 5 Players who took 1-5 places in the American On-Line Open Qualification Tournament, 10 Players who took 1-10 places in the Asian|/African On-Line Open Qualification Tournament, 10 Players nominees by the Organizer, and 6 Players nominees by the FIDE President.

The Semi-Final Tournament shall be played as a Swiss tournament, 13 double rounds (black and
white, altogether – 26 games in two days).
Arrival day is September 14. The Opening Ceremony is at 14.00 on September 15. Start of the
first round is at 15.00 on September 15. The Closing Ceremony is at 20.00 on September 16.

A total of 16 players will play in the final. The current Women’s World Chess Champion and Chessdom.com commentator Alexandra Kosteniuk will be there, accompanied by the top 6 players in the rating list published on May 1, 2010, 6 winners of the Semi-Final, the winner of the Moscow-open 2010 (women’s section), 1 wild card by the organizer, and 1 wild card by the FIDE president.

The Final Tournament shall be played as a double round-robin event, 15 rounds on the first day
and 15 rounds on the second day (30 games in two days).
Arrival day is September 16. The Opening Ceremony is at 14.00 on Setember 17. Start of the
first round is at 15.00 September 17.

Official website – Moscow Chess Federation

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