The Grandmasters will play against each other in 13 rounds in a round-robin tournament in De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee. There will be an extensive online program for everyone to enjoy chess.

Rate of play Grandmasters

100 Minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move.

New tiebreak regulations

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament organisation has introduced a new tiebreak format.

There are two reasons for this change:

  1. We want to avoid flying pieces, as seen in several Armageddon games
  2. If more than two players end in first place, we want to allow all of them to participate in the tiebreak

Click here to see the new tiebreak format and rules.