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Start entry amateur groups Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019 on 29 October
16-10-2018 09:43

Many chess aficionados have been looking forward to this moment: the entry for the amateur groups of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019 will start at 10 am on 29 October. 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 Netherlands chess fever is running high again. The grandmasters of the Tata Steel Masters will also go on tour again. They will play in Alkmaar on Wednesday 16 January and in Leiden on Wednesday 23 January. The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019 will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 12 – 27 January 2019.

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Tata Steel Chess on Tour will visit Leiden and Alkmaar
03-10-2018 12:59

During the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019 the Grandmasters of the Tata Steel Masters will play their 10th round in Leiden on Wednesday 23 January. This follows the announcement earlier this year that the grandmasters will play their 5th round in Alkmaar in Theater de Veste on Wednesday 16 January. The exact location of Tata Steel Chess on Tour in Leiden will be announced soon. For the sixth time in the history of the tournament the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will go ‘on tour’.

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Alkmaarse kaasmarkt in teken van Tata Steel Chess Tournament
14-09-2018 17:50

Op vrijdag 14 september om 10.00 uur luidde de toernooi voorzitter van het Tata Steel Chess Tournament Myra Rooselaar (rechts op foto), de bel van de Alkmaarse kaasmarkt. Hét teken dat de markt geheel volgens traditie kan beginnen. Zij deed dit op uitnodiging van het college van burgemeester en wethouders van Alkmaar. Voorafgaand aan het bezoek aan de kaasmarkt werd mevrouw Rooselaar samen met Jeroen van den Berg (toernooi directeur), Coenraad Spaans (Director Operations Tubes, Tata Steel) en een afvaardiging van de toernooiorganisatie in het stadhuis ontvangen door wethouder Pieter Dijkman.

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In Memoriam - professor Johan Wilhelm van Hulst
26-03-2018 12:44

Op donderdag 22 maart van dit jaar bereikte ons het droevige bericht dat in zijn woonplaats Amsterdam professor Johan Wilhelm van Hulst is overleden. Hij werd 107 jaar en 53 dagen oud.

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Alkmaar announced as the first Chess on Tour City for 2019
07-02-2018 11:56

In 2019, during the 81st edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, the Grandmasters of the Tata Steel Masters are playing in Alkmaar.

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Summary Round 13 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
28-01-2018 21:25

The jubilee 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament is done and dusted and after an exciting last day we have two new champions: Magnus Carlsen in the Masters and Vidit Gujrathi in the Challengers.

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Tiebreak Rules - Tata Steel Masters
28-01-2018 13:02

In case there are more winners in the Tata Steel Masters, a tiebreak will decide about the player who will win the Trophy. Money prizes will be shared. 

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Summary Round 12 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
27-01-2018 20:11

Today’s penultimate round was once again filled with fighting chess and the scene was set for what will be a thrilling showdown tomorrow – the final round starts at 12pm CET, one and half hour earlier than usual.

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Summary Round 11 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
27-01-2018 18:50

There were three decisive results in the Masters as the action returned to Wijk aan Zee for the final weekend of this year’s Tata Steel Chess event.

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Summary Round 10 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
27-01-2018 18:47

Yesterday’s 10th round was played in the stunning Academy Building of Groningen University, the second and last Tata Steel Chess on Tour stop, with a massive turnout of 3000 spectators throughout the day. They were rewarded with spectacular games, four decisive results and appearances in the commentary room (which was open to the public) by Carlsen, Anand, Kramnik and Giri.

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Summary Round 9 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
24-01-2018 17:24

After all the drama from Sunday’s round 8, we only had one decisive game in the Masters today but what a result that was…

 

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Summary Round 8 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
24-01-2018 17:23

It doesn’t get any better in terms of chess excitement than what we witnessed during yesterday’s 8th round here in Wijk aan Zee – a total of eight decisive games and pure drama in one of them.

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Second ‘dune water tournament’
21-01-2018 17:50

During the Tata Steel chess tournament several activities for children were organised. One of these activities was the Dune water tournament in Fletcher Hotel Zeeduin in Wijk aan Zee on January 20th

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Summary Round 7 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
21-01-2018 17:45

Yesterday’s 7th round was the bloodiest yet in the Masters, with no less than four decisive games!

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Summary Round 6 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
19-01-2018 20:58

After yesterday’s stormy rest day in Wijk aan Zee (there were winds of up to 140km/hour) the players reconvened at De Moriaan for round 6 of this year’s Tata Steel Chess Tournament today.

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Summary Round 5 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
17-01-2018 22:11

For today’s 5th round the Masters moved to the stunning ‘Beeld en Geluid’ (The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision) in Hilversum – this year’s first Chess on Tour stop.

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Summary Round 4 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
17-01-2018 22:03

Round 4 of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament once again provided chess fans onsite and those watching online from all over the world with many exciting games and a lot of decisive results.

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Summary Round 3 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
16-01-2018 10:21

After three rounds both sections have two co-leaders, all on 2.5/3: Giri and Anand in the Masters and Vidit and Korobov in the Challengers.

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Summary Round 2 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
16-01-2018 10:12

Dutch player Anish Giri is the sole tournament leader on a perfect 2/2 score after yesterday’s round, which once again saw three decisive results in both the Masters and the Challengers.

 

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Summary Round 1 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
14-01-2018 14:26

The jubilee 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament got off to a flying start as both the Masters and the Challengers groups produced many exciting battles and three decisive games each.

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