Dmitri Andreikin will be the 14th player in the Tata Steel Masters and Eric Hansen the 14th player in the Tata Steel Challengers, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament organisation announced today.
American chess grandmaster Wesley So has challenged Dutch politicians to face him during the Torentjes Schaak Simultaan in the Dutch Parliament building on Tuesday 31 January.
There is high interest among amateur chess players to participate in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2017, as shown by the number of entries for the 1,700 spots available.
Ukrainian grandmaster Pavel Eljanov (33) will be the 13th participant in the Tata Steel Masters, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament organisation announced today. Eljanov secured fourth place during the 78th edition of the tournament in Wijk aan Zee last January, sharing that position with Wesley So and Anish Giri, two points behind winner Carlsen.
Dutch grandmaster Jorden van Foreest, who surprisingly managed to win the Dutch Championship in August, will measure his strength against young and experienced grandmasters from ten countries in Wijk aan Zee in January.