The 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place on 13-29 Jan 2017

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar. The "Wimbledon of Chess" attracts the very best chess grandmasters in the world, along with thousands of amateur players, live event visitors and online visitors from around the world.

The tournament has two main player groups, each with 14 players. They are known as the Tata Steel Masters and the Tata Steel Challengers. The chess moves of both can be followed live online.

Tata Steel and chess

Like chess, steel making requires strategic thinking to find creative solutions to the complex challenges our customers face. At Tata Steel we are proud of the global standing the chess tournament has acquired during its long history, the impact it continues to have in the region and its positive influence on the game of chess and in inspiring future generations. This year around 500 children will participate in Tata - Kids of Steel® Chess events throughout the tournament.

Supporting the local community

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament traditionally takes place in the coastal village of Wijk aan Zee, North Holland. Since 2014 we also host two Tata Steel Chess On Tour events at other exciting locations in the Netherlands.

For organisations wanting to leverage this world class event, there are a range of sponsor and partner opportunities.