The Tata Steel Chess Tournament has a long and rich history. The tournament started 85 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.
Tata Steel is linked to chess because of the same focus on strategic thinking and developing creative solutions for complex problems.
Besides that 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 Nederland is one of Europe’s leading steel producers. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction, automotive, packaging and engineering. Tata Steel Nederland works with customers to develop new steel products that give them a competitive edge. Tata Steel Nederland has sites in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and elsewhere in Europe and is part of the Indian Tata Steel Group, one of the world’s largest steel companies. Tata Steel Nederland recorded a turnover of 6.9 billion euros in the financial year ending 31 March, 2022. Tata Steel Nederland is working on producing steel with zero carbon emissions by 2045. It will do so by switching to producing steel by using hydrogen instead of coal.