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.

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