Sunday, June 15, 2014
FIDE World Rapid Championship starts tomorrow!
FIDE World Rapid Championship 2014
The FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship 2014 will take place from 16th to 18st June, 2014 in Dubai, the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The event will gather 122 of the strongest chess players in the world, including the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen.
The hefty prize fund of $400,000 attracted more top-10 players such are Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Viswanathan Anand, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Sergey Karjakin and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
More information here
The defending champion is S. Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan.