Alltime Grandmasters

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament attracts the very best chess grandmasters in the world. Visitors to the tournament have witnessed the domination of the biggest names in the chess world including Magnus Carlsen and Gary Kasparov.

In this section you can find information about all the players who have participated in the tournament since it began.

See list of grandmasters participating in the 2016 tournament

NameTitleCountryEloBornOnFideList
Aaron, ManuelIMIND23151935yes
Adams, MichaelGMENG27441971yes
Adorjan, AndrasGMHUN25041950yes
Agdestein, SimenGMNOR26101967yes
Akopian, VladimirGMARM26561971yes
Alburt, Lev OGMUSA25391945yes
Almasi, ZoltanGMHUN26841976yes
Anand, ViswanathanGMIND27841969yes
Andersson, UlfGMSWE25121951yes
Aronian, LevonGMARM27921982yes
Averbakh, Yuri LGMRUS24451922yes
Azmaiparashvili, ZurabGMGEO26371960yes
Baay, Jacob G-NED--no
Bachtiar, Arovah-IND--no
Bacrot, EtienneGMFRA26971983yes
Bagirov, VladimirGMLAT25801936no
Bakker, Philip-NED--no
Balashov, Yuri SGMRUS24081949yes
Barczay, LaszloGMHUN23811936yes
Bareev, EvgenyGMRUS26751966yes
Barendregt, JohanIMNED24001924no
Beliavsky, Alexander GGMSLO26301953yes
Beni, AlfredIMAUT24001923no
Benjamin, JoelGMUSA25441964yes
Benko, Pal CGMUSA24081928yes
Bergsma, K-NED--no
Bilek, IstvanGMHUN23751932yes
Bink, John-NED--no
Bisguier, Arthur BGMUSA21701929yes
Biyiasas, PeterGMUSA24501950yes
Bobotsov, MilkoGMBUL25001931no
Bohm, HansIMNED23231950yes
Bologan, ViktorGMMDA26541971yes
Botvinnik, MikhailGMRUS26501911no
Bouwmeester, HansIMNED23631929yes
Brenninkmeijer, JorisIMNED25031969yes
Brodsky, MichailGMUKR25301969yes
Bronstein, David IGMRUS24321924yes
Browne, Walter S.GMUSA24261949yes
Bruzon, LazaroGMCUB26731982yes
Bunt, H-NED--no
Byrne, Robert EGMUSA24341928yes
Carlsen, MagnusGMNOR28441990yes
Caruana, FabianoGMITA27871992yes
Chandler, Murray G.GMENG25181960yes
Chernin, AlexanderGMHUN26141960yes
Christiansen, Larry MGMUSA25771956yes
Cifuentes Parada, RobertoGMESP24691957yes
Ciric, Dragoljub MGMSCG22771935yes
Cortlever, NicolaasIMNED24001915no
Czerniak, MosheIMPOL24001910no
Damjanovic, MatoGMCRO22731927yes
Darga, KlausGMGER24531934yes
De Firmian, Nick EGMUSA25081957yes
De Groot, Adriaan-NED-1914no
De Rooi, Paul-NED20141928yes
Delemarre, JopIMNED24711977yes
Ding, LirenGMCHN27661992yes
Dlugy, MaximGMUSA25181966yes
Doda, ZbigniewIMPOL23451931yes
Dokhoian, YuryGMRUS25801964yes
Dolmatov, SergeyGMRUS25601959yes
Dominguez, LenierGMCUB27321983yes
Donner, JohannesGMNED24501927no
Douven, Rudy CIMNED23991961yes
Dreev, AlexeyGMRUS26511969yes
Dunkelblum, ArthurIMBEL24001906no
Dvoretzky, MarkIMRUS24601947yes
Dzindzichashvili, RomanGMUSA25501944yes
Eliskases, ErichGMAUT25001913no
Eljanov, PavelGMUKR27601983yes
Enklaar, BertIMNED2400-no
Epishin, VladimirGMRUS25491965yes
Euwe, MaxGMNED26001901no
Farago, IvanGMHUN23931946yes
Fedorov, AlexeiGMBLR25591972yes
Fedorowicz, John PGMUSA24251958yes
Filip, MiroslavGMCZE24651928yes
Flear, Glenn C.GMENG24541959yes
Flohr, SaloGMUKR24001908no
Forintos, Gyozo VGMHUN23171935yes
Ftacnik, LubomirGMSVK25591957yes
Fuderer, AndrijaIMYUG24001931no
Furman, Semyon AbramovichGMRUS25001920no
Fuster, GezaIMHUN24001910no
Gaprindashvili, NonaGMGEO22991941yes
Garcia Gonzales, GuillermoGMCUB25001953no
Gashimov, VugarGMAZE27361986yes
Gelfand, BorisGMISR27351968yes
Geller, EfimGMRUS25501925no
Georgiev, KirilGMBUL26261965yes
Gereben, ErnoIMHUN24001907no
Gheorghiu, FlorinGMROM23821944yes
Ghitescu, TheodorGMROM23841934yes
Giri, AnishGMNED27981994yes
Glek, Igor V.GMGER23931961yes
Gligoric, SvetozarGMSCG24471923yes
Golombek, HarryGMENG25001911no
Granda Zuniga, Julio EGMPER26881967yes
Grischuk, AlexanderGMRUS27521983yes
Grunfeld, Ernst-NED--no
Gurevich, MikhailGMTUR25421959yes
Gutman, LevGMGER24321945yes
Hansen, CurtGMDEN26041964yes
Hansen, Lars BoGMDEN25571968yes
Harikrishna, P.GMIND27531986yes
Hartoch, Robert G.IMNED22651947yes
Hecht, Hans-JoachimGMGER23271939yes
Heidenfeld, Wolfgang-GER23501911no
Hellers, FerdinandGMSWE25991969yes
Henneberke, FransIMNED24001925no
Hodgson, Julian M.GMENG26091963yes
Hort, VlastimilGMGER24271944yes
Hou, YifanGMCHN26731994yes
Huebner, Robert Dr.GMGER25861948yes
Hugot, Claude-FRA-1929no
Hulak, KrunoslavGMCRO24531951yes
Illescas Cordoba, MiguelGMESP26021965yes
Ivanchuk, VassilyGMUKR27101969yes
Ivkov, BorislavGMSCG24021933yes
Janosevic, DragoljubGMYUG25001923no
Jobava, BaadurGMGEO26731983yes
Johannessen, SveinIMNOR22651937yes
Jussupow, ArturGMGER25781960yes
Kamsky, GataGMUSA26671974yes
Karaklajic, NikolaIMSCG23241926yes
Karjakin, SergeyGMUKR27691990yes
Karpov, AnatolyGMRUS26281951yes
Kasimdzhanov, RustamGMUZB27041979yes
Kasparov, GarryGMRUS28121963yes
Kavalek, LubomirGMUSA25271943yes
Keres, PaulGMEST26001916no
Khalifman, AlexanderGMRUS26241966yes
Kieninger, GeorgIMGER24001902no
Klaeger, L----no
Kmoch, HansIMCZE24001894no
Koomen, Wim----no
Korchnoi, ViktorGMSUI24991931yes
Kostic, BorisGMYUG25001887no
Kottnauer, CenekIMCEZ24001910no
Kovacevic, Vladimir-SCG22371955yes
Kovacs, Zoltan-HUN21461944yes
Kozul, ZdenkoGMCRO26091966yes
Kramer, HaijeIMNED24001917no
Kramnik, VladimirGMRUS28011975yes
Krasenkow, MichalGMPOL26121963yes
Kudrin, SergeyGMUSA24951959yes
Kuijf, MarinusIMNED24241960yes
Kuijpers, Frans AIMNED23221941yes
Kuligowski, AdamGMPOL24301955yes
Kurajica, BojanGMBIH25331947yes
Langeweg, KickIMNED23001937yes
Larsen, BentGMDEN24611935yes
Lautier, JoelGMFRA26581973yes
Leembruggen, G----no
Lehmann, HeinzIMGER24001921no
Leko, PeterGMHUN27051979yes
Lengyel, LeventeGMHUN22991933yes
Ligterink, GertIMNED24151949yes
Ljubojevic, LjubomirGMSCG25711950yes
Lobron, EricGMGER25281960yes
Lombardy, William JGMUSA24351937yes
Lputian, Smbat GGMARM25741958yes
Lutikov, AnatolyGMRUS25001933no
Lutz, ChristopherGMGER25301971yes
L`Ami, ErwinGMNED25861985yes
Mamedyarov, ShakhriyarGMAZE27471985yes
Marwitz, Jan-NED--no
Matanovic, AleksandarGMSCG24901930yes
Matulovic, MilanGMSCG23891935yes
Mecking, HenriqueGMBRA26061952yes
Medina Garcia, AntonioIMESP24001919no
Miles, AnthonyGMENG25501955no
Milic, BorislavGMYUG25001925no
Morovic Fernandez, IvanGMCHI25701963yes
Morozevich, AlexanderGMRUS26831977yes
Motylev, AlexanderGMRUS26551979yes
Movsesian, SergeiGMSVK26531978yes
Naiditsch, ArkadijGMGER27021985yes
Najdorf, MiguelGMARG25501910no
Nakamura, HikaruGMUSA27871987yes
Navara, DavidGMCZE27341985yes
Nei, IivoIMEST23761931yes
Nepomniachtchi, IanGMRUS27041990yes
Nijboer, FrisoGMNED25451965yes
Nikolac, JurajGMCRO24331932yes
Nikolic, PredragGMBIH26181960yes
Nogueiras, JesusGMCUB25011959yes
Nunn, John D.M.GMENG25971955yes
Olafsson, FridrikGMISL23771935yes
Olafsson, HelgiGMISL25461956yes
Oll, LembitGMEST26001966no
Onischuk, AlexanderGMUSA26641975yes
Orbaan, Constant-NED--no
Ostojic, PredragGMYUG25001938no
O`Kelly de Galway, AlbericGMBEL25001911no
Pachman, LudekGMCZE25001924no
Padevsky, NikolaGMBUL23551933yes
Palomaa, Vilho-FIN--no
Panno, OscarGMARG24381935yes
Parma, BrunoGMSLO24801941yes
Perez Perez, FranciscoIMESP24001920no
Petrosian, Tigran VGMARM25801929no
Petursson, MargeirGMISL25091960yes
Piket, JeroenGMNED26241969yes
Pilnik, HermanGMGER25001914no
Pirc, VasjaGMYUG25001907no
Planinc, AlbinGMYUG25001944no
Platonov, Igor-RUS--no
Polgar, JuditGMHUN26751976yes
Polugaevsky, LevGMRUS26001934no
Pomar Salamanca, ArturoGMESP23451931yes
Ponomariov, RuslanGMUKR27121983yes
Popov, LubenIMBUL23071936yes
Portisch, LajosGMHUN24671937yes
Poulsen, Christian-DEN-1912no
Prins, LodewijkGMNED25001913no
Pruyt, P-NED--no
Quinteros, Miguel A.GMARG24221947yes
Radjabov, TeimourGMAZE27261987yes
Radulov, IvanGMBUL22451939yes
Rapport, RichardGMHUN27211996yes
Ree, HansGMNED23241944yes
Reinderman, DimitriGMNED25941972yes
Rellstab, LudwigIMGER24001904no
Ribli, ZoltanGMHUN25481951yes
Robatsch, KarlGMAUT25001928no
Roessel, Frits-NED--no
Romanishin, Oleg MGMUKR24641952yes
Romero Holmes, AlfonsoGMESP24371965yes
Rossolimo, NicolasGMUKR25001910no
Salov, ValeryGMRUS26441964yes
Sammelius, Carel-NED--no
Saric, IvanGMCRO26461990yes
Savon, VladimirGMRUS25001940no
Sax, GyulaGMHUN25451951yes
Scafarelli, FrancescoIMITA22691933yes
Scheeren, PeterIMNED24351955yes
Schmidt, PaulIMEST24001916no
Schwartzman, GabrielGMUSA25331976yes
Seirawan, YasserGMUSA26201960yes
Shirov, AlexeiGMESP26841972yes
Short, NigelGMENG26841965yes
Sigurjonsson, GudmundurGMISL24631947yes
Smederevac, PetarIMYUG24001922no
Smeets, JanGMNED26021985yes
Smejkal, JanGMCZE25041946yes
Smirin, IliaGMISR26581968yes
Smyslov, VassilyGMRUS24941921yes
So, WesleyGMUSA27731993yes
Sokolov, IvanGMNED26261968yes
Sosonko, GennadiGMNED25201943yes
Soultanbeieff, Victor-RUS-1895no
Spanjaard, Eduard-NED--no
Spassky, Boris V.GMFRA25481937yes
Speelman, Jonathan S.GMENG25211956yes
Spraggett, KevinGMCAN25221954yes
Stahlberg, GideonGMSVE25001908no
Stellwagen, DanielGMNED26051987yes
Stoltz, GostaGMSWE25001904no
Stumpers, Louis-NED--no
Sunye Neto, JaimeGMBRA24861957yes
Sveshnikov, EvgenyGMLAT25041950yes
Svidler, PeterGMRUS27511976yes
Szabo, LaszloGMHUN-1917no
Taimanov, Mark EGMRUS23861926yes
Tal, MikhailGMLAT26001936no
Tan Hoan Liong, IMNED24001938no
Tartakower, SaviellyGMRUS25501887no
Timman, Jan HGMNED25521951yes
Tiviakov, SergeiGMNED26131973yes
Tkachiev, VladislavGMFRA26601973yes
Tomashevsky, EvgenyGMRUS27281987yes
Topalov, VeselinGMBUL27801975yes
Toran Albero, RomanIMESP2445-yes
Torre, EugenioGMPHI24461951yes
Tregubov, Pavel V.GMRUS25821971yes
Trifunovic, PetarGMCRO25001910no
Trott, A.H.IMDEN23931960yes
Tseshkovsky, VitalyGMRUS25761944yes
Tukmakov, Vladimir BGMUKR25401946yes
Uhlmann, WolfgangGMGER23141935yes
Unzicker, WolfgangGMGER24331925yes
Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeGMFRA27851990yes
Vaganian, Rafael AGMARM25771951yes
Van den Berg, CarelIMNED24001924no
Van den Hoek, Arnold-NED--no
Van der Bronk, Piet-NED--no
Van der Sterren, PaulGMNED24571956yes
Van der Tol, Teun-NED--no
Van der Werf, MarkIMNED23781968yes
Van Der Wiel, John T.H.GMNED24031959yes
Van Dijk, Jilling-NED--no
Van Geet, Dirk DanielIMNED22761932yes
Van Scheltinga, Theo-NED24001914no
Van Seters, Frits-BEL--no
Van Steenis, Hendrik-NED--no
Van Wely, LoekGMNED26451972yes
Vasiukov, EvgeniGMRUS24031933yes
Vlagsma, Chris-NED--no
Wade, Robert G.IMENG21731921yes
Wang, HaoGMCHN27171989yes
Wang, YueGMCHN27181987yes
Wei, YiGMCHN27061999yes
Westerinen, Heikki M.J.GMFIN23181944yes
Wijnans, Arthur----no
Winants, LucGMBEL25651963yes
Wojtaszek, RadoslawGMPOL27271987yes
Wolff, Patrick GGMUSA25641968yes
Wolthuis, Willem-NED--no
Wood, Baruch-ENG-1909no
Yanofsky, Daniel AbeGMPOL25001925no
Yermolinsky, AlexGMUSA24901958yes
Yudasin, LeonidGMISR25141959yes
Zapata, AlonsoGMCOL24421958yes
Zhang, ZhongGMCHN26331978yes
Zoontjes, Jan-NED--no
Zuidema, CoenIMNED24501942yes
Zvjaginsev, VadimGMRUS26621976yes