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Tata Steel Rapid & Blitz

Aronian, Levon vs. Carlsen, Magnus

The Tata Steel Rapid & Blitz, taking place in the National Library of India, Kolkata, India from 22-26 November, is the 7th stage of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, a series of 8 events in which the world's best players compete for a total prize fund of $1.75 million. 8 of the 12 tour regulars - Carlsen, Giri, Nakamura, Anand, Aronian, Ding Liren, Nepomniachtchi and So, are joined by event wild cards Vidit and Harikrishna. The rapid event is a 10-player single round-robin and features 3 rounds each day on the first 3 days, with a time control of 25 minutes for all moves and a 10-second delay from move 1. The final 2 days are a blitz double round-robin, with 18 rounds of 5 minutes + 3-second delay blitz. Rapid games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. Official website: tatasteelchess.in