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Tata Steel Chess India to  introduces Women’s Tournament

Tata Steel Chess India to introduces Women’s Tournament

The 4thedition of Tata Steel Chess India was announced today with the introduction of a Women’s Edition of the tournament.  

The tournament will take place from November 29 to December 4, 2022 in Kolkata.Top International Grandmasters, top Indian men and women Grandmasters, young Indian talents and ViswanathanAnand as the ambassador and advisor of the tournament will enrich this year’s competition. For the first time in the history of the game, the prize fund for both the men’s and women’s category will be equal.  

Women Grandmasters who have already confirmed their participation are Anna and MariyaMuzychuk from Ukraine, Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia and AlinaKashlinskaya from Poland.

 Indian chess superstars Koneru Humpy and HarikaDronavalli will be joined by rising star Vaishali R – all of who was part of the Bronze-winning team at the recently concluded Chess Olympiad in Chennai. 

Mr. ViswanathanAnand, Ambassador of Tata Steel Chess India on the occasion said, “The introduction of the women’s tournament with equal prize money as the men category is a welcome move and an excellent initiative and we hope it is as well-received by the chess enthusiasts. Chess is and should be an equal sport.”