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FAQ

Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022

  • When will the Tata Steel Chess Tournament take place and where?

    The 84th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place from the 14th till the 30st of January 2022. The event itself will take place in the venue ‘De Moriaan, located in Wijk aan Zee (NL).

  • What will the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022 look like?

    Following the national and regional guidelines, the tournament will welcome 14 international top chess players in Tata Steel Masters section. Just as chess enthusiasts have come to expect from the tournament, this year’s selection of Grand Masters is just as exciting as it has been in other years.

    Additionally, the tournament will welcome 14 challengers. Unfortunately, there will be no amateur tournament, due to COVID-19 measures.

  • Which international top chess grandmasters will play in this edition?
    World champion Magnus Carlsen will once again be one of the participants of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in January 2022. Apart from Carlsen other top 10 players will participate  including Fabiano Caruana and Anish Giri; currently the best Dutch chess player, number 7 in the world ranking and tournament ambassador. More information about the participating Masters can be found on the website.

    Full list of Tata Steel Masters

  • How will I be able to follow the games of the Tata Steel Masters?

    Unfortunately, no visitors can be welcomed during the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022, because of the current COVID-19 measures. There will be an extensive live online programme for everyone who enjoys chess. More information about our international live stream will follow as soon as possible.

  • How can I order tickets to visit the tournament?

    Unfortunately, no visitors can be welcomed during the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022, because of the current COVID-19 measures. There will be an extensive live online programme for everyone who enjoys chess. More information about our international live stream will follow as soon as possible.

  • When are the free days in the Masters and Challengers?

    There will be three free days in the Masters and Challengers section and these days are scheduled on Wednesday the 19th, Monday the 24th and Thursday the 27th of January.

COVID-19

  • How can the organisation ensure a COVID-19 safe tournament?

    All possible precautions and measures are taken to ensure a COVID-19 safe event for players, community and staff. All measures will be (and remain) in line with the then ruling guidelines from national and local health & safety authorities.

    Due to the safety reasons and continuation of circumstances for the chess players, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022 will not allow public attendance during the remainder of the tournament.

    Please join our daily livestream for following the exciting games!

Amateurs

  • How can I sign up for the amateur tournaments?

    Unfortunately, there will be no amateur tournaments at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022. Due to COVID-19 measures, the organisation has decided to cancel all amateur tournaments.

  • Will my fee be refunded if I can not play anymore or do not want to?

    Yes, it will be refunded

Tata Steel and Chess

  • Why has Tata Steel chosen to support chess?

    Tata Steel has chosen for sponsor chess as an international top sports, because chess entails strategic thinking and focuses on finding creative solutions for complex issues. Tata Steel has that very same focus. Steelmaking is a high-tech process with a crucial role for innovation. Tata Steel employees are continuously and relentlessly working on finding clever solutions to improve processes and products.

    Apart from that, we believe that chess connects people from all over the world, which seems more important than ever before at the moment. Through #ChessConnects Tata Steel and its partners arrange ways to connect people through chess, with a special focus on young people.

  • What are the benefits from the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021 for the community?

    At Tata Steel we strive to have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. The community of Wijk aan Zee is very important for us. This tournament is a great opportunity to attract public to the coastal community of Wijk aan Zee during the slow Winter month of January, as support to the local entrepreneurs.

  • How is Tata Steel contributing to organising a sustainable event this year?

    At Tata Steel we strive to have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. We are aware of our environmental responsibility – not only for our steelworks. It is our intention to further build on organising a sustainable chess tournament. For the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022, multiple themes have our focus.

    1. Nutrition – At the venue the public and crew catering offers healthy alternatives on the menu and will be served in sustainable packages;
    2. Transport – The organisation aims to involve local entrepreneurs as much as possible and aims to stimulate visitors and participants to use public transport as much as possible to arrive at the venue.
    3. Future generations – 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.