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FIDE Women's World Blitz Championship

The 2018 King Salman FIDE Women's World Blitz Championship is a 21-round Swiss open taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia from 29-30 December. The prize fund is $150,000, with $40,000 for 1st place. The time control is 3 minutes per player for all moves, with a 2-second increment per move from move 1. Monetary prizes are shared equally among tied players. If there is a tie for 1st place, the top two players compete in a play-off consisting of two 3+2 blitz games. If the score is still level, the players play a sudden death or Armageddon game. The player who wins the drawing of lots may choose the color. The player with White gets 5 minutes to Black's 4 (with a 2-second increment only from move 60), but a draw counts as a win for Black. Official website: wrbc2018.com/en