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FIDE is happy to announce additional prizes for the best combined results in the World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018.

The total pool for the best combined result is 150,000 USD, and it will be distributed as follows:

Open:

1. 20 000
2. 15 000
3. 12 000
4. 10 000
5. 8 000
6. 7 000
7. 6 000
8. 5 000
9. 4 000
10. 3 000

Total: 90 000 USD

Women:

1. 14 000
2. 10 000
3. 8 000
4. 7 000
5. 6 000
6. 5 000
7. 4 000
8. 3 000
9. 2 000
10. 1 000

Total: 60 000 USD

The combined result is determined by the sum of the places in two events – the lower is the better. The prizes will be split equally between all the participants with the equal sum of places : e.g. 1st + 3rd would be equal to 2nd and 2nd.
In a case of a tie in rapid and/or blitz event, the placement in particular tournament will be counted as follows : tie for 1-3 will be counted as 2nd, tie for 1-5 will be counted as 3rd, etc.

All the prizes are compatible with the main prizes in the respective tournaments.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE