80th Tata Steel Starts

80th Tata Steel Starts

Wijk aan Zee-ben január 13. és 28. között rendezik meg a hagyományos versenysorozat 80. tornáját, a Tata Steel Chess 2018 szuperversenyt. Pénteken este  már megvolt az ünnepélyes megnyitó és a sorsolás, szombaton indulnak a sakkórák a nagy érdeklődéssel várt viadalon. A 20-as kategóriájú, 2750-es Élő-átlagú tornán a rajtlistát a norvég világbajnok Magnus Carlsen vezeti, címvédőként az amerikai Wesley So játszik. Öten a Berlinben március 10-től megrendezésre kerülő világbajnok-jelölti döntő résztvevői, az amerikai Fabiano Caruana és So, az azerbajdzsáni Sahriyar Maedgyarov, az orosz exvilágbajnok Vlagyimir Kramnyik és a korábbi kihívó, Szergej Karjakin.

0th Tata Steel Starts Saturday

Tata Steel Masters 2018 2018-01-13 – 2018-01-29

The 2018 Tata Steel Masters is a 14-player single round-robin taking place from 13-28 January. For its 80th edition the tournament boasts six Top 10 players including World Champion Magnus Carlsen and former champions Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand. As well as the traditional venue in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, rounds will be played in Hilversum (17 January) and in Groningen (24 January). The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. If two or more players tie for first place then a rapid or blitz playoff will be held, though the monetary prizes will be shared evenly.


Round 1 Jan 13, 2018 12:30 Round 2 Jan 14, 2018 12:30 Round 3 Jan 15, 2018 12:30 Round 4 Jan 16, 2018 12:30 Round 5 Jan 17, 2018 13:00 Round 6 Jan 19, 2018 12:30 Round 7 Jan 20, 2018 12:30 Round 8 Jan 21, 2018 12:30 Round 9 Jan 23, 2018 12:30 Round 10 Jan 24, 2018 13:00 Round 11 Jan 26, 2018 12:30 Round 12 Jan 27, 2018 12:30 Round 13 Jan 28, 2018 11:00

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Here I am being interviewed for the Norwegian channel TV2, which will cover the tournament live. This is the strongest Tata Steel Masters field in many years!

Magnus Carlsen Nice view from my hotel terrace in Wijk aan Zee. The Tata steel chess Tournament starts today at 1:30 pm local time. I play white against world no 2




Strong grandmasters in the first rows, among them Matlakov, Hou, Adhiban and Jones, together with chief arbiter Pavel Votruba (second left). | Photo: Maria Emelianova/


Anish Giri picking lot number one, guaranteeing himself of two white games in the first two rounds. Giri can become the first Dutch winner since Jan Timman in 1985.

Will Adhiban be able to do as well as he did last year when he came shared third with 7.5/13?


Judit Polgar ‏ I had special memories from legendary Wijk aan Zee fest which celebrates the 80th anniversary this year! Congratulations! Tomorrow first round!

Tata Steel Chess 2018 has officially opened!


R1 pairings

Gawain Jones ‏ Back in Wijk an Zee, this time in the top group. Looking forward to testing my mettle against the elite


2 out of 3 Americans in this year’s Tata Steel Chess