The European Blitz Chess Championship 2013 is set to take place on 13th December at The Palace of Culture and Science, Plac Defilad 1, in Warsaw, Poland.

The Championship is organized by the Gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski Chess Foundation in cooperation with the Polish Chess Federation and MetLife Amplico, under the auspices of Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz – President of the city of Warsaw.

The tournament format will be 11 double rounds according to the Swiss system with the time control G-3′+2”. The tournament is played according to the FIDE Laws of Chess.

The total prize fund is 10,000 EUR. Top prizes are EUR 2000 / 1000 / 800 / 700 / 600 / 500 etc.
2350 EUR is allocated for the special prizes – best women, seniors, juniors and elo classes.

Last year champion was GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

Tournament website

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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