Tata Steel received an award for the long-term sponsorship of our chess tournament. Chairwoman Myra Rooselaar received the prestigious SponsorRing during the annual award show. We are very grateful for the support of Tata Steel to make the Tata Steel Chess Tournament possible.
Today’s announcement of the grandmasters of the Tata Steel Challengers means that the field of participants of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020 is now complete. Both groups contain quite a few talented young players, who have the potential to rattle the cage of the establishment. In the Tata Steel Masters Anish Giri and Jorden van Foreest represent the Netherlands. The latter’s brother Lucas will participate in the Tata Steel Challengers once again. Other Dutchmen in the Tata Steel Challengers are Erwin l’Ami, Jan Smeets and Max Warmerdam.
World champion Magnus Carlsen will once again participate in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in January. The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is one of his favourite tournaments: he will participate for the 16th time in Wijk aan Zee. Three other players of the world’s top ten grandmasters will participate: Fabiano Caruana (2), Dutchman Anish Giri (5) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (6). Former world champion Viswanathan Anand (13th on the world ranking) and former tournament winner Wesley So (12th) will also participate.
The 82nd edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 10 – 26 January 2020. There will also be a Chess On Tour Event. The Tata Steel Masters will play their 5th round in the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven on Thursday 16 January. All rounds are open to the public free of charge and can also be followed online.
Many chess aficionados have already marked the date in their agendas: the entry for the amateur groups of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020 will start at 10 am on 4 November. What can chess lovers wish for more than being able to play their own tournament at a stone’s throw from the battleground of the world’s best grandmasters? This is one of the elements that make ‘the Wimbledon of Chess’ so special. Not only in Wijk aan Zee, where 1,700 chess players from all over the world will sit down behind the boards, but also elsewhere in the world chess fever is running high again. The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020 will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 10 – 26 January 2020.
On 12 October 2019, 15 juniors of Schaakclub Wijkertoren, 10 seniors from Huis ter Wijck and accompanying parents, played a tournament on the occasion of Global Chess Festival. The ultimate example of #ChessConnects.
On 12 October 2019 is the Global Chess Festival in Budapest, Hungary. The Global Chess Festival is founded by Judit Polgar, best female chess player of all time, and aims to connect people around the world through out playing Chess.
The exciting and humorous children's books are written by Joyce van der Meijden and published by FC Klap. The books are very suitable for reading yourself (from around 9 years), but also for reading for your (grand)children.
Two books have now been published in the series:
- Simon de Schaker – Akelige Arnold
- Simon de Schaker – Oma’s schat
Today we announced that Chess On Tour will visit Eindhoven in 2020. On Thursday, January 16, the world’s chess talents of the Tata Steel Masters will play their 5th round in the PSV Stadium. Around the event special activities will be organized by the municipality and chess associations aimed at young people and chess as a social connecting element. The surrounding municipalities, the business community and Brainport in particular will also be involved in the activities. The 82nd edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament takes place from 10 to 26 January 2020. The second Chess On Tour location will be announced later this year.
This Saturday was a wonderful day for 80 children between 6 and 12 years from the region.
This morning Myra Rooselaar (Chairwoman of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament) and Serge Ferro (Alderman of Beverwijk) officially opened a new Max Euwe Chess Court in Beverwijk.
We are happy to announce that we are proud sponsor of the Global Chess Festival by Judit Polgar and will be looking forward to welcoming the ‘Future Champion of Europe’ at the 82nd edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament (January 2020).
In January 2019, Alkmaar was Host City of Chess on Tour during the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019. Last week, Grandmaster Lucas Van Foreest opened a chess table on the schoolyard of Primary School ‘Kardinaal de Jong’ together with Councilor Dijkman by playing a game of quick chess. A great new place in Alkmaar to learn chess, to play against each other and to meet new people.
Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (43) has just announced that he will end his career as a professional chess player. Kramnik was world champion from 2000 until 2007. He dethroned Garry Kasparov by beating him 8.5 – 6.5 in 2000. Kramnik didn’t lose a single game during this world championship match. He has won virtually all top tournaments, including the Tata Steel Chess Tournament (in 1998).
In their last round clash, Anish Giri tried to complicate matters with an exchange sacrifice but Magnus Carlsen had no problems neutralising the white threats and Anish soon offered a draw in an inferior position. With that result, Magnus Carlsen made it a record seventh victory at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament and also defended his title from last year.
Magnus Carlsen continued his strong showing in the tournament with a victory over Jan-Krzysztof Duda, leaving him on 8.5/12 and a spectacular 2902 performance.
It was yet another outstanding day of chess in Wijk aan Zee, with particularly a lot of late drama. The main story of the day is of course Anish Giri’s win over Sam Shankland, as the American grandmaster resigned in a drawn endgame.
Today the Masters participants set out for Leiden, where the second Tata Steel Chess on Tour round was played in the stunning Pieterskerk (St. Peter’s Church).
It looked like for the first time there would only be one decisive game in the Masters, but at 8pm Fedoseev scored a late win after tricking Radjabov in a rook ending.
It was yet another thrilling day of chess in Wijk aan Zee as we got no less than four wins in the Masters, and for once all were scored with the white pieces!
It was the bloodiest day yet as no less than seven games ended decisively across the two sections.