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TATA STEEL CHESS INDIA RAPID & BLITZ, India’s biggest chess tournament, will be held from November 29 till December 4, 2022. The open tournament has been on for three editions now and in its fourth edition, TSCI will have a women’s tournament with the same format – rapid and blitz.

The Format
Two tournaments: a women's event and an open event.
The tournament will be played in two formats - rapid and blitz. 

Rapid Tournament
A single 10-player Round Robin played on November 29, 30 and December 1, with 3 rounds per day.  The time control is 15 minutes for the entire game with an increment of 10 seconds from Move 1.

Prize Money Rapid (Both Women and Open)`
1st        $ 10.000
2nd       $   5.000
3rd        $   4.000
4th        $   3.000
5th        $   2.000

Blitz Tournament
A double 10-player Round Robin played on December 3 and 4, with 9 rounds per day. The time control is 3 minutes with an increment of 2 seconds from Move 1.

Prize Money Blitz (Both Women and Open)`
1st        $ 7.500
2nd       $ 4.000
3rd        $ 3.000
4th        $ 2.000
5th        $ 1.000

Players

 

Open:

Wesley So - USA
Hikaru Nakamura - USA 
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - Azerbaijan
Nodirbek Abdusattorov - Uzbekistan
Parham Maghsoodloo - Iran
Vidit Gujrathi
Arjun Erigaisi
D Gukesh
R Praggnanandhaa (only blitz)
Nihal Sarin
Sethuraman SP (only rapid)

 

Women:

Anna Muzychuk - Ukraine
Mariya Muzychuk - Ukraine
Nana Dzagnidze - Georgia
Anna Ushenina - Ukraine
Oliwia Kiolbasa - Poland
Koneru Humpy
Harika Dronavalli
R Vaishali
Bhakti Kulkarni (only blitz)
Savitha Shri
Vantika Agrawal (only rapid)

Playing Venue

Bhasha Bhawan, National Library of India
Belvedere Road, Block A, Kolkata

The tournament is open to spectators.
Tickets will not be sold; passes will be available at the venue on first-come-first-serve basis on the days of the tournament.

Schedule

November 28, 2022
Opening Ceremony: 17:00
 
WomenOpen
Rapid day 1: November 29, 2022
Rapid round 1: 12:00Rapid round 1: 16:00
Rapid round 2: 13:00Rapid round 2: 17:00
Rapid round 3: 14:00Rapid round 3: 18:00
 
Rapid day 2: November 30, 2022
Rapid round 4: 12:00Rapid round 4: 16:00
Rapid round 5: 13:00Rapid round 5: 17:00
Rapid round 6: 14:00Rapid round 6: 18:00
 
Rapid day 3: December 1, 2022
Rapid round 7: 12:00Rapid round 7: 16:00
Rapid round 8: 13:00Rapid round 8: 17:00
Rapid round 9: 14:00Rapid round 9: 18:00
  
Blitz Day 1: December 3, 2022
Blitz round 1: 12:00Blitz round 1: 16:00
Blitz round 2: 12:20Blitz round 2: 16:20
Blitz round 3: 12:40Blitz round 3: 16:40
Blitz round 4: 13:00Blitz round 4: 17:00
Blitz round 5: 13.20Blitz round 5: 17:20
Blitz round 6: 13:40Blitz round 6: 17:40
Blitz round 7: 14:00Blitz round 7: 18:00
Blitz round 8: 14:20Blitz round 8: 18:20
Blitz round 9: 14:40Blitz round 9: 18:40
 
Blitz Day 2: December 4, 2022
Blitz round 10: 11:00Blitz round 10: 15:00
Blitz round 11: 11:20Blitz round 11: 15:20
Blitz round 12: 11:40Blitz round 12: 15:40
Blitz round 13: 12:00Blitz round 13: 16:00
Blitz round 14: 12.20Blitz round 14: 16:20
Blitz round 15: 12:40Blitz round 15: 16:40
Blitz round 16: 13:00Blitz round 16: 17:00
Blitz round 17: 13:20Blitz round 17: 17:20
Blitz round 18: 13:40Blitz round 18: 17:40
Tiebreak (If required) : 14:00Tiebreak (If required) : 18:00
Prize Giving Ceremony and Closing: 19:30