2019 Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz

2019 Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz

November 20 – 27 | Tata Steel India Rapid & Blitz | Kolkata, India
The seventh leg of the new-look 12-player Grand Chess Tour is a 5-day rapid and blitz tournament. The tour regulars play in three of the five rapid and blitz events and both classical tournaments.

 

The 2019 Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz will become the first GCT event ever to be held in Asia when the event commences in Kolkata in November. The tournament is sponsored by Tata Steel India and organised by Gameplan Sports Pvt. Ltd and was an instant hit when it was run as an independent event in 2018. GM Hikaru Nakamura won the rapid segment while the home town favourite GM Viswanathan Anand recorded a memorable victory in the blitz. Both players will be back in 2019 but with a significantly stronger field including no less than World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

DATES November 22 – 26, 2019
VENUE National Library of India, Kolkata, India

 

PRIZE FUND

$

 

Schedule

Rapid

Time (GMT+5.5) November 22 Time (GMT+5.5) November 23 Time (GMT+5.5) November 24
14.00 Round 1 14.00 Round 4 14.00 Round 7
15.30 Round 2 15.30 Round 5 15.30 Round 8 
17.00 Round 3 17.00 Round 6 17.00 Round 9

 

Blitz

Time (GMT+5.5) November 25 Time (GMT+5.5) November 26
14.00 Round 1 13.00 Round 10
14.30 Round 2 13.30 Round 11
15.00 Round 3 14.00 Round 12
15.30 Round 4 14.30 Round 13
16.00 Round 5 15.00 Round 14
16.30 Round 6 15.30 Round 15
17.00 Round 7 16.00 Round 16
17.30 Round 8 16.30 Round 17
18.00 Round 9 17.00 Round 18
17.30 Playoffs / Prizegiving

 

PRIZE FUND

$150,000

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