European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2021 – Announcement

The Silesian Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union, organises the European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2021. The event will take place from 17th-19th December in Katowice, Poland.

First on the schedule will be the European Blitz Chess Championship 2021 which will be held on 17th of December. The event will be played in 11 double rounds, Swiss system, with time control 3 min + 2 sec.

The European Rapid Chess Championship 2021 will take place from 18th-19th December and it will be played in 11 rounds, Swiss system, with time control of 15 min + 10 sec.

The total prize fund of the events is 30.000 EUR with 11.000 EUR reserved for Blitz competition, and 19.000 EUR for Rapid event. Despite the regular prizes for the best ranked players, the organizers provided special prizes for best female player, senior player, junior player and for best players of different rating categories.

Both events will be played in the venue of “Spodek” Sport and Entertainment Centre.

The capacity of the event is ranged to 700 participants with 300 places reserved for international players and 400 places are reserved for polish players. All the interested participants shall send the applications through the on-line form on the official website of the championship

The registration deadline is 30th November 2021.

Official regulations – European Rapid&Blitz Chess Championship 2021

Contact information:

IA Michał Wejsig, email: