Announcement Tata Steel Masters 2021

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Today we proudly announce that world champion Magnus Carlsen will once again be one of the participants of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in January 2021. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 this event is only the second international classical chess tournament to be held and the organisation is very pleased with the permission that has been granted to organise this tournament in a COVID- safe manner in Wijk aan Zee. The Norwegian world champion is perfectly at ease in Wijk aan Zee. He will participate for the 17th time in January.

Strong field of participants

Apart from Carlsen four other top 10 players will participate: Fabiano Caruana (this year’s winner and number two of the world), Ian Nepomniachtchi (4), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (5) and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (8). The best Dutch chess player, Anish Giri (11) will also participate, of course. Super talent Alireza Firouzja (18) will also be taking part in ’the Wimbledon of Chess’. The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021 will take place in De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee from 15 January – 31 January 2021 and chess fans have the opportunity to watch the live stream via our website. Unfortunately, no spectators are allowed to watch the games in De Moriaan itself unless the COVID-19 measures will allow it in January.

Name Country Rating World Ranking
Magnus Carlsen Norway 2862 1
Fabiano Caruana U.S.A. 2823 2
Ian Nepomniachtchi Russia 2784 4
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave France 2784 5
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Azerbaijan 2770 8
Anish Giri The Netherlands 2764 11
Alireza Firouzja FIDE 2749 18
Jan-Krzysztof Duda Poland 2743 19
Daniil Dubov Russia 2702 37
Andrey Esipenko Russia 2686 49
David Anton Guijarro Spain 2675 60
Jorden van Foreest The Netherlands 2671 66
Nodirbek Abdusattorov Uzbekistan 2627 152
Aryan Tari Norway 2618 184
Tournament Ambassador Anish Giri and Tournament Director Jeroen van den Berg will tell you more about the full list of Grand Masters for the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021.

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