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Tata Steel Chess India - Rapid & Blitz 2019 edition

The first GCT tournament to be held in Asia

The second edition of Tata Steel Chess India, Rapid & Blitz 2019, is part of the Grand Chess Tour (GTC) this year, placing India firmly on the world chess map.

The Kolkata leg, from November 22-26, 2019, will be the penultimate event of the eight-leg tour and is the first-ever GTC tournament to be held in Asia – an initiative inspired by chess legend Garry Kasparov and launched in 2015.

Eight of the top 15 Grandmasters in the world are participating in this tournament, including current World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen. The other Grandmasters who will be seen in action in the Kolkata are Viswanathan Anand, Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura and wildcards PentalaHarikrishna, Vidit Gujrathi.

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