During its 78 year history, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament has attracted some of the biggest names in chess history. Visitors to the tournament have witnessed the rise and domination of players like Norway's Magnus Carlsen, India's Viswanathan Anand, and Russia's Gary Kasparov.

Carlsen first played at the tournament in 2004, the same year as he became a chess grandmaster. The reigning World Chess Champion has since returned ten times to play in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament.

Meanwhile the tournament continues to support the next generation of world class players such as Anish Giri from Holland, and America's talent Wesley So.

In this section you will find detailed information about every player who has participated in the chess tournament in the past 78 years.