The grandmasters of the Tata Steel Masters will play the 10th round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in De Philharmonie in Haarlem on 25 January. Apart from Haarlem, the Tata Steel Masters will also visit Rotterdam. The international top chess players will play their 5th round in Feyenoord Stadium De Kuip in Rotterdam on 19 January. All rounds of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, in Wijk aan Zee as well as in Haarlem and Rotterdam, are open to the public for free. The field of participants of the Tata Steel Masters will be made public on 28 October. The 79th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 13 – 29 January 2017.
Sports alderman Merijn Snoek of the Municipality of Haarlem: “We are very pleased to be able to welcome the Tata Steel Chess Tournament to our city for a playing round, in cooperation with De Philharmonie. Chess is a very successful sport in Haarlem, with the Kennemer Combinatie taking a very active role. But such an event is fun for everyone who, just like me, enjoys playing chess with a friend or child. We will be hosting the world’s very best chess players. The arrival of Tata Steel Chess On Tour will help us promote chess among young people as well as adults”.