TATA STEEL CHESS INDIA RAPID & BLITZ, India’s biggest chess tournament, is back after a gap of a year. As always, the lineup has top international Super Grandmasters – Levon Aronian is back in his third outing, while Sam Shankland, Le Quang Liem and Parham Maghsadloo clock up their first appearance at TSCI. Also making their appearance this year are Harika Dronavalli and R.Vaishali – marking a welcome first for the tournament.
Also out in force this year is the youth brigade from India – representatives of the country’s ever-expanding Grandmaster list.
This is a 14-player field, high-level, all-play-all tournament, divided into Rapid and Blitz formats.
The tournament will be played in two formats - rapid and blitz.
A single 10-player Round Robin played on November 17, 18 and 19, with 3 rounds per day. The time control is 25 minutes for the entire game with an increment of 10 seconds from Move 1.
A double 10-player Round Robin played on November 20 and 21, with 9 rounds per day. The time control is 3 minutes with an increment of 2 seconds from Move 1.
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.