FIDE Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2022

The FIDE Women’s World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2022 will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from December 25-31 at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace, concurrently with FIDE Open World Rapid and Blitz Championships.

Read more: European Open and Women Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2022 taking place from 16-18 December in Katowice, Poland

The following players are eligible to participate in FIDE Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2022:
– Players rated at least 2250 in any of the twelve FIDE rating lists 2022 (Standard, Rapid or Blitz);
– Reigning National Champions (in Standard, Rapid, Blitz) representing Member Federations regardless of their title or rating;
– Ten players nominated by FIDE President;
– The Organiser is entitled to invite up to 10 additional players of his/her own choice. 

Tournament schedule:
December 25 — Opening Ceremony
December 26-28 — Rapid competitions
December 29-30 — Blitz competitions and Closing Ceremony

The rapid competition will be played in 11 rounds, swiss system, with a time control of 15 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1 and the Blitz event will be played in swiss system, 17 rounds, with time control 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1.

The total prize fund of the event is 300.000$ with 150.000$ for Rapid Championship and 150.000$ for Blitz event. Prize list can be seen below: