FIDE World Rapid Team Championship – Day 1

On August 26-28, the chess elite gathers in Düsseldorf, Germany, the for the inaugural edition of the FIDE World Rapid Team Championship. 40 teams participate in the championship. The stellar lineup includes former World Champions Anand and Kramnik, and top players such as Caruana, Nepomniachtchi, Aronian, So, Hou Yifan, Kosteniuk, Muzychuk, and Dronavalli.


  1. Such loooong breaks between rounds.

  2. The production quality is not so good – the audio cut out for a few minutes, no music during breaks, one of the guest's microphone was not on for some time.

  3. trash production value, as it has come to be expected with every FIDE event. Yasser is by far the only saving grace.

  4. How can it be World Rapid if no Russian or Chinese Teams? the 2 strongest Chess Countries

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