The FIDE World Fast & Blitz Championships shall be held December 26-30, 2022 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Worldwide Chess Federation confirmed the dates and the host metropolis on Monday in a press launch.
Historically, two of essentially the most thrilling occasions on the chess calendar are held within the final week of the 12 months, and this 12 months shall be no totally different. Between Christmas and New 12 months’s Day, as soon as once more the world speedy and blitz championships shall be held. This time, the host metropolis is Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis, Almaty—10 years after the occasion was held within the capital, Astana.
The primary sponsor of the occasion is Freedom Finance, an funding firm that is part of Freedom Holdings (Nevada, U.S.) which is engaged in funding banking, asset administration, and capital markets companies. The corporate owns the Kazakh financial institution Freedom Finance, the net retailer Freedom24, and the Kazakhstani dealer Freedom Finance JSC amongst different belongings.
FIDE’s Director Common Emil Sutovsky confirmed to Chess.com that the format of the 2 tournaments will stay unchanged. Because of this the world speedy championship shall be a Swiss system with 13 rounds for the open match and 11 rounds for the ladies’s match, performed over three days. The world blitz shall be a Swiss system as nicely with 21 rounds for the open match and 17 rounds for the ladies’s match on the final two days.
Final 12 months, the occasions have been held in Warsaw, Poland, the place GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov received the speedy match and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave received the world blitz. Within the girls’s sections, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk received the world speedy and IM Bibisara Assaubayeva the world blitz.
The world speedy and blitz championships have used this format since 2012. Within the open sections, the speedy was received thrice by Carlsen, in 2014, 2015, and 2019. The Norwegian GM received the world blitz 4 instances, in 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019. GM Hikaru Nakamura, who not too long ago received his first world title on the Fischer Random championship, hasn’t received gold but in both the speedy or blitz however is at all times among the many prime favorites. Up to now, names of members have not been introduced but.