Field of participants Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019 complete

04-12-2018

The field of participants of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019 is complete. Today the organisation announced the 14th grandmaster of the Tata Steel Masters and all participants of the Tata Steel Challengers. Richard Rapport (Hungary) will sit down behind the board to battle world champion Magnus Carlsen, former world champions Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand and Dutch favourite Anish Giri. Rapport is known for his bold and offensive style of playing. To everyone’s surprise he beat Carlsen two years ago. Brothers Jorden and Lucas van Foreest will both participate, the former making his debut in the Tata Steel Masters and the latter participating in the Tata Steel Challengers for the second time. Other Dutchmen in the Tata Steel Challengers are Erwin l’Ami and Stefan Kuipers.

Sam Shankland was the winner of the ACP Competition with the highest rating below 2750, but had already been invited for the Tata Steel Masters, which is why Richard Rapport was invited. In the ACP Competition with the highest rating below 2650 Maksim Chigaev came out on top and was invited for the Tata Steel Challengers, as one of the ten players making their debut in this group.

The 81st edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place from 11 – 27 January 2019. There will also be two Chess On Tour events. The Tata Steel Masters will play the 5th round in Theater de Vest in Alkmaar on Wednesday 16 January and will play the 10th round in the Pieterskerk in Leiden on Wednesday 23 January. All rounds are open to the public free of charge and can also be followed online.

Participants Tata Steel Masters 2019

  Name Country Rating Position
GM Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835 1
GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2817 3
GM Ding, Liren CHN 2816 4
GM Giri, Anish NED 2783 5
GM Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2777 7
GM Anand, Viswanathan IND 2773 8
GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2763 13
GM Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2757 14
GM Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2738 18
GM Rapport, Richard HUN 2732 24
GM Shankland, Samuel USA 2724 29
GM Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 2719 31
GM Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND 2701 43
GM Van Foreest, Jorden NED 2614 189

 

Average rating : 2754
Category : 21

FIDE-ratings of December 2018

 

Participants Tata Steel Challengers 2019

  Name Country Rating
GM Korobov, Anton UKR 2703
GM Maghsoodloo, Parham IRI 2689
GM Kovalev, Vladislav BLR 2683
GM Bareev, Evgeny CAN 2650
GM L'Ami, Erwin NED 2644
GM Gledura, Benjamin HUN 2622
GM Maksim Chigaev RUS 2606
GM Esipenko, Andrey RUS 2609
GM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2530
IM Keymer, Vincent GER 2502
GM Van Foreest, Lucas NED 2499
IM Paehtz, Elisabeth GER 2495
IM Saduakassova, Dinara KAZ 2474
IM Kuipers, Stefan NED 2468

 

Average rating : 2582
Category : 14

FIDE-ratings of November 2018