The Tata Steel Chess Tournament has a long and rich history. The tournament started 84 years ago (1938) as an employee tournament for the steel producer Hoogovens. Since then it has become one of the most prestigious chess tournaments. The world’s greatest chess players, as well as keen amateurs, make sure to be part of ‘the Wimbledon of Chess’.
Tata Steel is proud of the global standing that Tata Steel Chess Tournament has acquired during its long history, and the positive impact it continues to have both inside and outside the world of chess.
At Tata Steel we are a firm believer in the benefits of brain sports, especially for our ‘Future Generations’. Additionally, we witness time and again that people of different age, gender, culture and backgrounds build a bond and connect easily through the game of chess. We therefore activate the tournament through various school programmes in our own community and in those we visit with the Chess on Tour events to connect school children and positively impact their mental and social development.
Tata Steel is one of Europe’s leading steel producers, with steelmaking in the Netherlands and the UK, and manufacturing plants across Europe. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction and infrastructure, automotive, packaging and engineering. Tata Steel works with customers to develop new steel products which give them a competitive edge. The Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes. It is one of the world’s most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and a commercial presence across the world. The group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $21.06 billion in the financial year ending 31 March, 2021.