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The 78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament: 15 - 31 January 2016 in Wijk aan Zee.

Every year, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament brings the world's leading chess players and the most passionate amateurs to the coastal village Wijk aan Zee. In 2014 'Tata Steel Chess on Tour' was introduced, where two chess rounds are played in premium locations, like the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) and 'the Rotterdam' (Rotterdam).

Tata Steel is proud of the global standing this tournament has acquired during its long history, the positive impact it continues to have in the region and the increased popularity of the game chess, especially on youth. The 78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place from 15 till 31 January 2016 and offers many opportunities for sponsors and host cities: see sponsor page for more information

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29 Jun 2015 09:54
Permanent veteran spot at Tata Steel Chess Tournament

In cooperation with the ACP, the professional chess players’ union, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament has decided to reserve a spot for a veteran player (45+) in the Tata Steel Challengers for the 2016 and 2017 editions.

29 Jun 2015 09:53
Vaste plek veteraan bij Tata Steel Chess Tournament

In samenwerking met de ACP, de spelersvakbond voor professionele schakers, heeft het Tata Steel Chess Tournament besloten om in de Tata Steel Challengers een plek te reserveren voor een veteranenspeler (45+) tijdens de edities van 2016 en 2017.

15 Apr 2015 11:59
Kandidaatstelling externe speellocaties

Het organisatiecomité van het Tata Steel Chess Tournament nodigt Nederlandse steden uit zich aan te melden als externe speellocatie voor de 78e editie van het prestigieuze schaaktoernooi.