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.
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.
In 2019, during the 81st edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, the Grandmasters of the Tata Steel Masters are playing in Alkmaar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Yesterday’s 7th round was the bloodiest yet in the Masters, with no less than four decisive games!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chess enthusiasts can meet the best Dutch chess player in Hilversum on Tuesday January 9th 2018. In the lead up to the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Grandmaster Anish Giri is visiting Foodhall Mout in Hilversum. He will be accompanied by chess expert Hans Böhm and Tournament Director Jeroen van den Berg. Chess enthusiasts can talk with Giri and Böhm and are welcome to take a seat at the table to play against them. The event is free to visit for everyone en is from 10.30-12.30 on Tuesday 9 January.
Next to the Live Commentary in Wijk aan Zee you can also follow the Tata Steel Chess Tournament online through our livestream. Livestream Commentary starts at the same time as the round itself.