European Rapid and Blitz Championships in Zagreb

by ChessBase
12/16/2023 – The European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships began yesterday at the Zagreb Exhibition Centre. The rapid tournament is played on Thursday and on Friday, followed by the blitz tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Almost 700 players from 41 federations are taking part.

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Nearly 700 players from 41 European federations have registered for the European Rapid and Blitz Championships. The event is hosted by the Croatian Chess Federation. The championship will be held at the Zagreb Exhibition Centre, Pavilion 10a.

The top seeds are GM David Navara (CZE), GM Etienne Bacrot (FRA), GM Vasyl Ivanchuk (UKR), GM Baadur Jobava (GEO), GM Laurent Fressinet (FRA), GM Sabino Brunello (ITA), GM Alexey Sarana (SRB), GM Haik Martirosyan (ARM), GM Eltaj Safarli (AZE), GM Bogdan-Daniel Deac (ROU) and others.

The event will begin with the European Rapid Chess Championship (15+10), 11 rounds Swiss, on 14 and 15 December. The total prize money of the event is 30,000 EUR.

The European Blitz Chess Championship 2023 (3+2) will be played on 16 December, 13 rounds Swiss, with a prize fund of 15,000 EUR.

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