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Anna Ushenina defeats Nana Dzagnidze in the playoffs to win Tata Steel Chess India Women’s Rapid 2022

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.

Anna Ushenina wins Tata Steel Chess India Women’s Rapid 2022; Photo by Lennart Ootes

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.

Replay all Day 3 games here

Playoffs between Anna Ushenina and Nana Dzagnidze; Photo by Lennar Ootes

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:


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