World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2015

10 - 14 October 2015 Carlsen repeated his succes in rapid, Grischuk won the blitz tournament.
Tournament format
Time control
15 minutes +10 seconds; 3 minutes + 2 seconds
M. Carlsen,I. Nepomniachtchi, T. Radjabov, S. Mamedyarov, A. Grischuk, V. Kramnik, M. Vachier-Lagrave, V. Ivanchuk, P. Svidler, B. Gelfand, L. Aronian etc.
GM Jan Gustafsson
Carlsen Kramnik Grischuk Aronian Vachier-Lagrave Radjabov Nepomniachtchi VIDEO ARCHIVE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships took place from 9 till 14 October 2015 in Berlin. The participants played 15 rounds in rapid and 21 rounds in blitz according to the Swiss system.

Prize fund of each tournament – 200 000 USD.

158 players took part in the rapid tournament and 188 - in blitz.



1. Magnus Carlsen (Norway) – 11,5, 2-3. Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) - 10,5, etc.


1. Alexander Grischuk (Russia) – 15,5, 2-3. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) – 15, etc.