28. Sep, 2020


The 2019 King Salman FIDE World Blitz Championship was a 21-round Swiss open (for players rated >2550) held at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, 29-30 December, with the participation of 159 GMs, including defending champion Magnus Carlsen. The prize fund was $350,000, with $60,000 to the winner. Carlsen won his third world blitz title and became the world champion in all three formats — classical, rapid and blitz. In the women's section, Kateryna Lagno defended her title from 2018. 

* In the diagram White is to move with seconds to spare

😎 Video - a great game by Vladimir Kramnick 

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👍 Article - the Miracle of Blitz