Tata Steel India Blitz LIVE

11/14/2018 – The Tata Steel India blitz tournament has started in Kolkata. From Tuesday, November 13th to Wednesday the 14th you can get warmed up for the World Championship by watching blitz chess with former Candidates: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, former World Champion Viswanathan Anand and India's top talent, Harikrishna, Vidit, Sarin and Ganguly. Live commentary with IM Lawrence Trent and IM Tania Sachdev. | Photo: Lennart Ootes / TataSteelChess.in

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Blitz tournament

A ten-player double round-robin is played from November 13th to 14th, with nine rounds per day. The time control is 5 minutes for the entire game plus 3 seconds per move starting from move one.

Current standings


Live games and commentary


Blitz Day 2

Live commentary with IM Lawrence Trent and IM Tania Sachdev


No. Name RtgI
1 Nakamura Hikaru 2893
3 Aronian Levon 2854
6 Karjakin Sergey 2836
5 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2808
7 Anand Viswanathan 2786
4 So Wesley 2771
8 Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2727
2 Harikrishna Pentala 2706
10 Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2547
9 Praggnanandhaa R 2366

Standings after Day 1

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Nakamura Hikaru 6,5 0,0
2 So Wesley 6,0 0,0
3 Aronian Levon 5,5 0,0
4 Anand Viswanathan 5,0 0,5
5 Harikrishna Pentala 5,0 0,5
6 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 4,0 1,0
7 Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 4,0 0,0
8 Praggnanandhaa R 3,5 0,0
9 Karjakin Sergey 3,0 0,0
10 Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2,5 0,0

A complete report will follow once the tournament ends, but before that we would like to leave you with a video that has had very good response from the people online:

Pragg plays against Vishy Anand!

Blitz Day 1


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jsaldea12 jsaldea12 11/15/2018 12:40
Continuity: At that time there were no internet, we waited earnestly til newspapers arrived. If am not wrong, the first 8 games were drawn between you and kasparov, both legends. Anand, during his youth, trained chess in the PHILIPPINES!!! He was not extra-ordinary then , never though would become a legend, but he bloomed meteorically to earn his match with Kasparov in 1995.
Now there is the internet and there is Chessbase where we can watch move for move. Rapid, blitz is becoming fashionable, the trend of the time. Chess has to be like basketball, bowling, boxing, etc. which are fast moving and eyes can follow in TVs. Rapid and blitz chess can do that also, eyes can follow, attention is there, can make break through in TVs !!
jsaldea12 jsaldea12 11/15/2018 12:11
Congrats former world chess champion Anand for winning blitz. By the way,. had watched intensely your match with also world chess champion Kasparov.
jsaldea12 jsaldea12 11/13/2018 03:41
Congrats GM SO