Humpy vs Bibisara at Women Speed Chess + Nihal, Pragg, Gukesh, Leon at Gelfand Challenge Day 3
The Gelfand challenge starts from the 10th of June where there will be a round robin of 19 rounds. The prize fund is US $ 15,000 and the winner gets a direct entry into the next leg of Meltwater Champions Tour. The time control is 10 minutes + 5 seconds increment. The Indian interest in the event lies because of the four young talents taking part – D. Gukesh, Nihal Sarin, Praggnanandhaa and Leon Mendonca. The event starts at 6.30 p.m. IST.
After day 2 Praggnanandhaa leads with 8.0/10, Gukesh is at shared third place 7.0/10, Nihal 5.0/10 and Leon 4.5/10.
The Women’s Speed Chess Championship 2021 is organized by Chess.com and FIDE. The qualifiers for the event were held May 28-June 6, while the main event runs June 10-July 3. Players will battle for their share of a total prize fund of $66,000. On 12th of June at 7.30 p.m. Humpy takes on Bibisara Assaubayeva in the pre quarter finals.
Watch the Chess.com live broadcast and games on chess.com/tv and chess.com/events. Find all the information here: chess.com/article/view/2021-womens-speed-chess-championship-all-the-information.
The format: 75 mins of 5+1, 45 mins of 3+1 and 25 mins of 1+1.
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IM Sagar Shah and Amruta Mokal will switch between the two events and bring you all the LIVE coverage. In between we will try and have a glimpse of the Superbet Classic as well! It’s going to rain chess today!
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