Thursday, 5 July 2012

World Blitz and Rapid Championship

The World Blitz and Rapid Championships are taking place in Astana this week. The first part of the tournament were qualifiers for the final event (3 places up for grabs), while the real action begins tomorrow. The organisers have pulled off a bit of a coup by getting World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, although he will be battling it out with Topalov, Svidler, Ivanchuk, Gelfand, Karjakin, Radjabov, Grischuk and Morozevich, amongst others.
Play kicks off at 3:00pm local time, which is a very pleasant 7:00pm in Canberra. Live coverage can be found on the tournament website.

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