22 November 2019
First Games of Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz Played in Kolkata
Magnus Carlsen pulls ahead.
The first three rapid rounds of the 2019 Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz, the seventh stage of the Grand Chess Tour, were played in Kolkata on November 22.
Magnus Carlsen has taken the sole lead: at first, he made a draw with Wesley So Магнус but then he defeated Ian Nepomniachtchi and Levon Aronian. The world champion has scored 5 points (there are 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw in rapid). Hikaru Nakamura is 1 point behind. Ian Nepomniachtchi has got 2 points.
Rounds 4-6 will be played on November 23.
Round 4 pairings:
Vidit - Giri, Carlsen - Nakamura, Anand - Aronian, Harikrishna - Nepomniachtchi, Ding Liren - So.