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TATA STEEL Chess India - Rapid & Blitz 2019 Unveiled

News Desk, News Nation 360 : TATA STEEL Class India, Rapid and Blitz 2019 puts India Firmly on the world Chess Map. Not only as of the breeding ground of top 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. 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 November 22-26, 2019, will be the penultimate event of the eight-leg Tour which has expanded this time to four continents - Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Eight of the top 15 Grandmasters in the World have participated in this tournament, including current World Class Champion, Magnus Carlsen. The other Grandmasters who were seen in action in the Kolkata tournament are Vishwanathan Anand, Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Hiraku Nakamura and wildcards Pentala Harikrishna, Vidit Gujrathi. Speaking on the occasion, Chanakya Chaudhury, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel said that Tata Steel is delighted to bring to Kolkata the second edition of Tata Steel Chess India, this time as part of the Grand Chess Tour. It is indeed a matter of great

pride for all of them that this tournament will be the first-ever GCT event to be held in Asia, and where eight out of the world's top-15 Grandmasters will participate. From 2019, its second edition, Tata Steel Chess India Rapid ad Blitz 2019 has become part of the Grand Chess Tour.

Pic : Krishnendu Kundu

Report : Anustup Kundu