Know the latest updates, prize money and winners list of the 2023 Tata Steel Chess India Tournament, which saw Ju Wenjun clinch the women’s blitz title ahead of Indian GM Koneru Humpy
On 4th September, the women’s rapid & blitz event culminated at the 2023 Tata Steel Chess India. As per the schedule, the open category rapid & blitz competition will begin from 5th September and feature Indian youngsters like Praggnanandhaa and Gukesh alongside French superstar Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Tata Steel Chess India 2023 blitz and rapid winners list, winner prize money, results today
Queen of the Blitz: Ju Wenjun Reigns Supreme! 🔥
In the fast-paced world of blitz chess, Ju Wenjun emerged as the undefeated champion at Tata Steel Chess India. Crown the queen of blitz! 👑🎉 #BlitzQueenJu #TSCI #tsci2023 #tatasteelchessindia #chess #kolkata #womeninchess pic.twitter.com/xq9eQsuMOz
— Tata Steel Chess India (@tschessindia) September 4, 2023
2023 Tata Steel Chess India Tournament women’s rapid & blitz tournament results, winners, & final standings
Despite losing her penultimate rapid game and allowing Ju Wenjun to catch-up with one round left, Indian teenager Divya Deshmukh played at her very best to defeat Indian ace Koneru Humpy in the final rapid game. After Ju failed to win her last rapid game, Divya was crowned as the 2023 Tata Steel Chess India women’s rapid category champion with 7/9 Points. Meanwhile, Wenjun finished in second-place with 6.5 points and Shuvalova finished third with 5.5 points.
In the blitz event, Koneru Humpy competed fiercely for the title but her loss against Ushenina in the penultimate game proved costly for her. With a last round victory over Anna Ushenina, Chinese star Wenjun captured the blitz title. Unfortunately, Divya failed to continue her stellar run in the blitz and finished in fourth-place with 10.5 Points.
The event has become of part of the high profile eight-leg USD 1.75 million Grand Chess Tour (GCT).
This leg offers a prize purse of USD 150,000.
we examine the women’s rapid category standings from the 2023 Tata Steel Chess India:
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we examine the women’s blitz standings from the Tata Steel Chess India 2023:
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When And Where to Watch: live streaming & telecast
Although none of the Indian television channels will provide live broadcast of this event, interested fans can enjoy the live stream through chess.com with live commentary. Additionally, fans can visit the venue and purchase tickets to watch the matches in-person.