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About TATA STEEL CHESS INDIA, RAPID & BLITZ, 2018

The first TATA STEEL CHESS INDIA, RAPID & BLITZ tournament brings some of the world's strongest chess players and India's strongest players to Kolkata. It consist of a rapid tournament and a blitz tournament

Rapid Tournament

A single 10-player Round Robin played on November 9, 10 and 11, with 3 rounds per day.  The time control is 25 minutes for the entire game with an increment of 10 seconds per move.

Blitz Tournament

A double 10-player Round Robin played on November 13 and 14, with 9 rounds per day. The time control is 5 minutes for the entire game with an increment of 3 seconds per move.

Prize Money

Rapid
1st: $ 10.000
2nd: $ 5.000
3rd: $ 4.000
4th: $ 3.000
5th: $ 2.000
Blitz
1st: $ 7.500
2nd: $ 4.000
3rd: $ 3.000
4th: $ 2.000
5th: $ 1.000

In case of a tie the prize money will be shared. 

Playing Venue

Indian Council for Cultural Relations
9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata

The tournament will be played in the auditorium, which has a capacity of 274 seats. There is a cafe in the Rabindranath Tagore Centre for a quick lunch or snacks. There is limited car parking in the driveway of the Centre and in the basement.

Tickets are for sale here.

Schedule

to be confirmed

Rapid day 1: November 9, 2018
Rapid Round 1: 14.00
Rapid Round 2: 15.30
Rapid Round 3: 17.00
Rapid day 2: November 10, 2018
Rapid Round 4: 14.00
Rapid Round 5: 15.30
Rapid Round 6: 17.00
Rapid day 3: November 11, 2018
Rapid Round 7: 14.00
Rapid Round 8: 15.30
Rapid Round 9: 17.00

 

Blitz day 1: November 13, 2018
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 14, 2018
Blitz Round 10: 14.00
Blitz Round 11: 14.30
Blitz Round 12: 15.00
Blitz Round 13: 15.30
Blitz Round 14: 16.00
Blitz Round 15: 16.30
Blitz Round 16: 17.00
Blitz Round 17: 17.30
Blitz Round 18:18.00
Award Ceremony: to be decided

Sponsors

Organizers

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Hospitality Partner

Taj Bengal

Ticketing Partner

MBS

Media Partner

Telegraph

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