The fourth edition of the Tata Steel Chess India Rapid & Blitz, India’s biggest chess tournament, takes place from November 29 till December 4, 2022, featuring the Women’s event for the first time this year.
Ukrainian grandmaster Anna Ushenina won the Rapid portion of the tournament as she clinched a convincing 2-0 victory against GM Nana Dzagnidze in the playoff match for the first place.
Ushenina scored fantastic 2.5/3 points on the last day to score 6.5/9 points and waited for Nana Dzagnidze’s last-game result. Dzagnidze played against Mariya Muzychuk and needed a victory to claim gold, but it seemed that she had no chances and the game finished in draw. As Dzagnidze and Ushenina had a 2-way tie for the top scoring 6.5 points, each, the playoff match determined the Winner.
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Scoring 5.5/9 points, Harika Dronavalli clinched bronze in the tournament, while Mariya Muzychuk, Humpy Koneru, and Vaishali R tied for fourth place trialing by half a point. See the final rankings below
The Tata Steel Chess India 2022 continues tomorrow with the Blitz tournament. Games will be on air from 12:00 (local time). Schedule of all rounds
Tata Steel Chess India Women’s Rapid 2022 – Rankings after 9 played rounds: