Chess grandmaster Wesley So takes on MPs


American chess grandmaster Wesley So has challenged Dutch politicians to face him during the Torentjes Schaak Simultaan in the Dutch Parliament building on Tuesday 31 January.

So has had a great year and currently ranks 6th on the world ranking. He excelled at the Olympiad in Baku, which the American team managed to win. That was shortly after he had won his first elite tournament in St. Louis. During the 11th edition of the Torentjes Schaak Simultaan, the traditional political ‘afterparty’ of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament (candidate) MPs, their assistants and political journalists can take on So. The opening move will be made by Mrs. Arib, chairwoman of Parliament.

The 79th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament takes place in Wijk aan Zee from 13 – 29 January 2016.