Chess grandmasters Giri and Van Foreest visit Philips Stadium, home ground of PSV


On the eve of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament grandmasters Anish Giri and Jorden van Foreest visited the Philips Stadium, the home ground of PSV, in Eindhoven today. They attended a Meet and Greet with chess aficionados. 

The Tata Steel Masters, including world champion Carlsen, will play the 5th round of ‘the Wimbledon of Chess’ in the Philips Stadium on Thursday 16 January. The two grandmasters had a few chats, played against some of the young visitors and posed for pictures. People all over the world are anxiously looking forward to the 82nd edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Will Carlsen take home the prize once more or will Giri emerge victorious, to become the first Dutch winner since Jan Timman? Or will young, talented Alireza Firouzja (16) from Iran, upstage the whole field?