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Nana Dzagnidze in the sole lead at 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.

After the first day and three played rapid rounds, GM Nana Dzagnidze emerged as the sole leader of the event with the perfect score of 3 points. Dzagnidze defeated WIM Shri Savitha in the first round, scored against IM Vaishali R in the second round, and took victory against the Polish star WIM Oliwia Kiolbasa in the last game of the day one.

Nana Dzagnidze takes early lead; Photo by Lennart Ootes

GM Koneru Humpy, GM Mariya Muzychuk, GM Anna Ushenina and GM Harika Dronavali are trailing by the full point and tie for second place. The next three rapid rounds will be played tomorrow, starting at 12:00 (local time). Replay all Day 1 games here / Schedule of all rounds

Standings after Day 1 – Tata Steel Chess India Women’s Rapid 2022:

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