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Tata Steel 2017

The echo of an amazing 2016 still reverberates, with the World Championship Match and the final fireworks in Doha, Qatar with the World Rapid and Blitz Championships.

But the chess circus never sleeps, and 2017 is going to open with the traditional super-tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. Play starts January the 14th to the 29th, at 7:30 am EST (13:30 CET, 12:30 UK). The 79th edition of the Tata Steel chess festival is one of those events that no chess aficionado wants to miss.

This year the line-up is extremely interesting, with five of the top guys ready to descend from the Grand Chess Tour Olympus and land on Earth, where 8 strong opponents are waiting to battle over the board.

Magnus Carlsen is called to defend the title and win the tournament for the third time in a row. It will be a pleasure for the fans to see Carlsen, So, Aronian, Karjakin, and Giri deal with interesting players such as Nepomniachtchi, Wojtaszek, Rapport, Adhiban; the young Wey Yi, who is thought to be a future world title challenger;  solid and strong GMs like Eljanov, Harikrishna and Andreikin; and last but not least the Dutch lion, Loek Van Wely.

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Player Country Rating
Magnus Carlsen  Norway 2840
Wesley So  USA 2801
Levon Aronian  Armenia 2785
Karjakin Sergey  Russia 2785
Anish Giri  Netherlands 2771
Pentala Harikrishna  India 2770
Ian Nepomniachtchi  Russia 2767
Pavel Eljanov  Ukraine 2765
Radoslaw Wojtaszek  Poland 2749
Dmitri Andreikin  Russia 2737
Richard Rapport  Hungary 2717
Yi Wei  China 2707
Loek Van Wely  Netherlands 2696
Bakaran Adhiban  India 2666


dumbunnyfish commented on 2017 01 11


LEARNER123 commented on 2017 01 14

Is ICC going to broadcast the games live?