Multiple Russian Champion Peter Svidler is the 13th participant in the Tata Steel Masters group of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Born in Leningrad in 1976, Svidler has been among the world’s best chess players for years. He currently ranks 12th on the world list, with a rating of 2763. His highest ranking ever was fourth in 2004.
Brothers Jorden and Lucas van Foreest will face off on the grandmaster stage in Wijk aan Zee for the first time during the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Both are part of the field of particpants of the Tata Steel Challangers, which has been announced today.
World champion Magnus Carlsen and former world champions Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik and Hou Yifan will participate in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018. Both Carlsen and Anand have won the Tata Steel Chess Tournament five times. They will face grandmasters like Anish Giri, Wesley So (2017 winner), Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin and Hou Yifan in Wijk aan Zee in January. The 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 12 – 28 January 2018.
In 2018, during the 80th anniversary of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, the Grandmasters of the Tata Steel Masters are playing in both Hilversum and Groningen.
Lucas van Foreest did not waste any time on Sunday to make sure that at least one Van Foreest will be representing his illustrious chess family on stage during the 80th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in 2018.