The first twelve Masters participating in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018 have been announced! The top five players are:

Name Country Rating World Ranking
Magnus Carlsen Norway 2826 1
Fabiano Caruana   USA 2794 4
Vladimir Kramnik          Russia          2794                5
Shakhryar Mamedyarov Azerbaijan  2791 6
Wesley So      USA 2788 7