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TATA STEEL CHESS INDIA, RAPID & BLITZ 2019 puts India firmly on the world chess map. Not only as the breeding ground of top world-level players, but as a super-tournament host. The tournament brings eight of the world's top fifteen Grandmasters and the top three Indian players to Kolkata.
This is a 10-player field, high-level, all-play-all tournament.

From 2019, its second edition, Tata Steel Chess India Rapid and Blitz 2019 has become part of the Grand Chess Tour.

The Grand Chess Tour
The Grand Chess Tour, inspired by chess legend Garry Kasparov, and launched in 2015, includes two classical and five rapid and blitz tournaments. The Kolkata leg, from Nov 22-26, will be the penultimate event of the eight-leg Tour which has expanded this time to four continents – Africa, Asia, Europe and America. 

The Format
The tournament will be played in two formats - rapid and blitz. 

Rapid Tournament
A single 10-player Round Robin played on November 22, 23 and 24, with 3 rounds per day.  The time control is 25 minutes for the entire game with an delay of 10 seconds per move.

Blitz Tournament
A double 10-player Round Robin played on November 25 and 26, with 9 rounds per day. The time control is 5 minutes for the entire game with an delay of 3 seconds per move.
 

Prize Fund
1st: $ 37.500
2nd: $ 25.000
3rd: $ 20.000
4th: $ 15.000
5th: $ 12.500
6th: $ 10.000
7th: $ 7.500
8th: $ 7.500
9th: $ 7.500
10th: $ 7.500

Playing Venue

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

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Schedule

Rapid day 1: November 22, 2019
Rapid Round 1: 14.00
Rapid Round 2: 15.30
Rapid Round 3: 17.00
Rapid day 2: November 23, 2019
Rapid Round 4: 14.00
Rapid Round 5: 15.30
Rapid Round 6: 17.00
Rapid day 3: November 24, 2019
Rapid Round 7: 14.00
Rapid Round 8: 15.30
Rapid Round 9: 17.00

 

Blitz day 1: November 25, 2019
Blitz Round 1: 14.00
Blitz Round 2: 14.30
Blitz Round 3: 15.00
Blitz Round 4: 15.30
Blitz Round 5: 16.00
Blitz Round 6: 16.30
Blitz Round 7: 17.00
Blitz Round 8: 17.30
Blitz Round 9: 18.00
Blitz day 2: November 26, 2019
Blitz Round 10: 13.00
Blitz Round 11: 13.30
Blitz Round 12: 14.00
Blitz Round 13: 14.30
Blitz Round 14: 15.00
Blitz Round 15: 15.30
Blitz Round 16: 16.00
Blitz Round 17: 16.30
Blitz Round 18: 17.00
Award Ceremony: 17:30

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