Kolkata will see as many as 11 top-ranked chess players, including Vishwanathan Anand, part in the Tata Steel Chess India tournament that would take place from November 9-14, 2018. The US$ 40,000 prize event will have USD10,000 as first prize and USD 7,500 as second in the Rapid and Blitz games.
A total of 11 top-ranked players will take part in the tournament, which will be played in Rapid and Blitz formats. The venue of the tournament is Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700 071, one of the cultural hubs located in the heart of the city.
Jeroen van den Berg, Director of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament held at Wijk
The tournament has been
Chess.com, one of the leading broadcasters of global chess tournaments on the Internet, will broadcast the tournament live.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President (Corporate Services), Tata Steel, said: “Tata Steel has a long-standing association with chess, having been the main sponsor of the famous chess tournament at Wijk
Tournament Director Jeroen van den Berg said he was happy with the new challenge of helming a world-class tournament in India: “It is always good for chess when there are new initiatives. For me personally, it is a challenge to make the new initiative in India successful, which can hopefully lead to a new and long tradition. It is a very nice and strong field. Most of the participants have already
“We are very excited to see a new super-tournament in India with both local and international top grandmasters," Chess.com Chief Chess Officer Danny Rensch said, adding that "we are very pleased to bring this event to one of our largest, most loyal member bases in a country where the history of chess is rich and the future of chess is bright.”
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