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Minsk to host European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2015

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Baku, December 17 AZERTAC

The European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2015 will be held in Minsk, Belarus from December 18-20.

Azerbaijan`s hopes will be pinned on 16 chess players.

The European Individual Blitz Chess Championship will bring together 573 chess players, including 75 grandmasters to be held on December 18, in 11-round Swiss system, with the time control 3′ + 2″.

Total prize fund is EUR 10,300, with main prizes: EUR 7,650 and special prizes: EUR 2,650.

The European Individual Rapid Chess Championship which will bring together 690 chess players, including 84 grandmasters to be held on December 19-20.

Rapid Championship will be played according to the Swiss system, in 11 rounds, with the time control 15′ + 10″. Total prize fund is EUR 20,120, with main prizes: EUR 16,250 and special prizes: EUR 3,870.

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