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15 October 2020, 12:44

FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championship postponed to 2021

MINSK, 15 October (BelTA) – The 2020 World Rapid and Blitz Championship, which was due to take place in late December, has been postponed to 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic, TASS quoted the International Chess Federation (FIDE) as saying.

FIDE stressed that it would do its best to hold the competitions in spring 2021.

Rapid and blitz tournaments debuted in 1970. The FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championship has been held since 1992. Moscow hosted its 2019 edition.

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