Tata Steel Chess and Studies Day

05 Nov 2012 - Yochanan Afek

Wijk aan Zee 2012: standing from left: John Nunn, Yochanan Afek, Hans Uitenbroek and winner David Klein. Sitting: Solving current world champion Piotr Murdzia. Photo by WGM Alina L'ami herself a regular successful participant in the studies solving day.

The fourth international Tata Steel Chess and Studies Day will be held on Saturday, January 26th 2013 in hotel Zeeduin in Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands) as part of the 75th edition of Tata Steel chess tournament and in collaboration with ARVES. Chief Arbiter: Luc Palmans

Here is the time-table:

10:00- 10.30: Registration

10.45: Official opening

11.00 -14.00: International Open Solving Competition of original studies with a prize fund of 750 Euros and book prizes. Special prizes will be awarded to the best newcomers and youth solvers.

14.00-17.00: Watching the penultimate round of the world’s most famous chess tournaments with live expert commentary.

17.30: Prize giving.

Entry fee: 15 Euros; juniors (u-20) 10 Euros; GMs and IMs – free.

Winners of 2009 edition: 1.IM Twan Burg 2.GM John Nunn 3.GM Eddy van Beers

Winners of 2011 edition: 1.GM John Nunn 2. GM Eddy van Beers 3. WGM Alina L'ami

Winners of 2012 edition: 1. FM David Klein 2.IM Joost Michielsen 3. GM John Nunn

The Dutch section of the International Solving Championship (for problems & studies) will be held in Wijk aan Zee on Sunday, January 27th (last round of Tata steel tournament) and is open to all. Organizer is Hans Uitenbroek and chief arbiter Peter Bakker. A separate invitation is to be published.

For further details and registration (in advance, as the number of participants is limited!) please write to the organizer Yochanan Afek afekchess@gmail.com before January 20th 2012. Join an enjoyable chess and chess composition weekend with the special atmosphere of the great Wijk aan Zee festival and help us to create a successful event again!

Wijk aan zee 2012: World composing champion Oleg Pervakov demonstrating one of his entertaining studies to Dutch GMs Jan Timman, Erwin L'ami and Sipke Ernst during the closing dinner. Watching also Mrs.Geertje Timman and Yochanan Afek . Photo: Alina L'ami