The grandmasters of the Tata Steel Masters will play the 10th round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in De Philharmonie in Haarlem on 25 January. All rounds of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, in Wijk aan Zee as well as in Haarlem and Rotterdam, are open to the public for free.
In the second half of the football season the Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam will not only feature top notch football, but also high level chess matches. The Tata Steel Chess Tournament will visit the Feyenoord Stadium on 19 January.
With a hit on a gong, Major Ossel of Beverwijk city officially opened the Max Euwe Chess Court at Kennemer College. The college won a competition that took place as a pre-event in advance of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016.
At the age of 85 chess legend Viktor Kortchnoi died in Wohlen (Switzerland) on 6 June. Kortchnoi was a welcome guest at our tournament. He participated fifteen times and won four times: in 1968, 1971, 1984 and 1987.
In zijn eerste optreden sinds het Kandidatentoernooi speelt schaakgrootmeester Anish Giri, tevens ambassadeur van het Tata Steel Chess Tournament, vanmiddag een simultaan in Brussel.