Ilyumzhinov presented awards to the winners of the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championship

On 14 October in Berlin ended the world championship in rapid and blitz. Champion blitz was a Russian grandmaster Alexander Grischuk. According to the results of 21 rounds, he scored 15.5 points. За победу шахматист получил главный приз в размере 40 тыс. For winning in chess tournament he got the grand prize of $40000.
Two players, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France and Vladimir Kramnik of Russia, finished a 0,5 point behind Grischuk. On tie-breakers, Vachier-Lagrave took the silver, and Kramnik the bronze.

World Blitz Championship was held for two days. The Blitz tournament was held over two days and included nearly 190 players from 50 countries.  
"A record number of participating countries has shown that chess have really strong foundation, and they are spread all over the world. - said the president of FIDE. - We hope that the wide media interest for this tournament will speed up the process of inclusion of chess in the Olympic program".
Earlier, world champion Rapid began the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen (Norway), who collected 11.5 points. On a point behind Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi and Azerbaijani grandmaster Teimour Radjabov. As a result, the silver medalist became Nepomniachtchi.
The ceremony took place in the hall Bolle Meierei. Ilyumzhinov presented the awards to the winners, after which announced the closure of the tournament.