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Fabiano Caruana wins Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020
25-01-2020 21:30

Fabiano Caruana (1992 / U.S.A.) has won the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Caruana started the 12th and one but last round with a one point advantage on World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 12
25-01-2020 21:20

These are the results of the twelfth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020. 

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 11
24-01-2020 21:30

These are the results of the eleventh round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020. 

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Max Euwe Chess Court opened at Montessorischool in Beverwijk
24-01-2020 09:52

On Thursday 23 January the Max Euwe Chess Court was opened on the schoolyard of the Montessori school in Beverwijk. Councillors Serge Ferraro (EZ) and Hanneke Niele (Tourism, Youth, Wijk aan Zee) and Myra Rooselaar (chairwoman of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament), the chess players Max Warmerdam and Stefan Kuipers were on hand to help the students from the school make the first move on the chess square.

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 10
22-01-2020 22:00

These are the results of the tenth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020. 

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 9
22-01-2020 10:52

These are the results of the ninth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020.

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Tata Steel Chess Festival 2020
21-01-2020 14:19

Last weekend the Tata Steel Chess Festival took place in Wijk aan Zee. Children could participate in a variety of activities including the Tata Kids of Steel® games, where a nice medal could be earned. About 2,000 visitors enjoyed the two-day family festival in Wijk aan Zee.

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 8
19-01-2020 21:00

These are the results of the eight round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020.

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 7
18-01-2020 21:25

These are the results of the seventh round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020.

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 6
18-01-2020 16:13

These are the results of the sixth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020.

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 5
16-01-2020 18:41

These are the results of the fifth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020.

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Chess Grandmasters play Philips Stadion PSV
16-01-2020 15:13

At 2 pm the world’s best chess players started the 5th round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in the Philips Stadion of PSV in Eindhoven. The round was opened by PSV player Daniel Schwaab in the presence of PSV director Toon Gerbrands, sports alderman Stijn Steenbakkers and Theo Henrar (chairman of the board of Tata Steel Netherlands). 

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Football match chess grandmasters at Telstar FC
15-01-2020 17:36

The international grandmasters of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament played their friendly football match at the Telstar FC stadium this afternoon. World champion Magnus Carlsen and Loek van Wely (grandmaster and currently a Dutch senator) were the team captains. They entered the field accompanied by primary school pupils, who participated in the chess simultaneous for schools at Telstar. The two teams consisted of a combination of grandmasters and Telstar players. Bram van Diepstraten, sports alderman of the Municipality of Velsen, welcomed the players. The grandmasters demonstrated that mind sports and physical sports are a good combination, as they put their strategic insight behind the board in practice in the field. The final score was 8 - 5 for team Carlsen. Both teams have faced off before at Telstar: Team Van Wely won in 2016 and Team Carlsen was victorious in 2017.

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January 16th - Chess on Tour Eindhoven
15-01-2020 09:35

On Thursday, January 16, the world’s chess talents of the Tata Steel Masters will play their 5th round in the Philips Stadium, the home ground of PSV. 

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 4
14-01-2020 17:42

These are the results of the fourth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020.

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 3
13-01-2020 19:04

These are the results of the third round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020.

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 2
13-01-2020 13:55

These are the results of the second round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020.

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Results Masters and Challengers Round 1
12-01-2020 13:12

These are the results of the first round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020.

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Drawing of lots Masters and opening Tata Steel Chess Tournament
10-01-2020 18:58

The 82nd edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament has started today. The strong field, comprising a mix of top ten players and young talent, will bring two weeks full of exciting and surprising games. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will face off against players like former World Champion Vishwanathan Anand (participating for the 20th time in Wijk aan Zee), Fabiano Caruana (number two in the world ranking), Dutchman Anish Giri and the young supertalent from Iran, Alireza Firouzja (16). The latter almost managed to beat Carlsen in the world blitz championship recently, but lost in winning position because he ran out of time. He ended second in a very strong field. 

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Chess grandmasters play football at Telstar FC
08-01-2020 13:29

A rather remarkable football match will take place at Telstar FC (in Velsen-Zuid) on Wednesday 15 January. Chess grandmasters from the Tata Steel Masters and Tata Steel Challengers will walk onto the field to play a friendly match with players from Telstar FC. It may be a friendly match, but the sportsmen are likely to be fiercely competitive, since that is typical for top players like world champion Magnus Carlsen. Team captains will be Magnus Carlsen and Loek van Wely, chess grandmaster and senator. Van Wely no longer fights Carlsen behind the board, but is bent on beating the world champion on Telstar’s football ground next week.

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