International Chess Federation
Saturday, 11 Dec 2021 20:25
World Rapid & Blitz 2021 to be held in Warsaw, Poland

FIDE is happy to announce that Poland will host the World Rapid and Blitz Championships and Women World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2021 in Warsaw on the originally planned dates (December 25 - December 31, 2021). The relevant guarantees, both financial and visa-related, are provided to FIDE by the Government of the Republic of Poland. All the related information will be published shortly on the official website:

"FIDE is sincerely grateful to Poland, a country with great chess traditions, for proposing to host the Championships despite the short notice. I am sure that it will be a wonderful event," Arkady Dvorkovich, President of FIDE, said.

"The game of chess is an important part of the history of Poland. I am very glad to know that our country will host the best grandmasters for the World Blitz and Rapid Chess Championships," noted Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland.