The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is taking place on January 16-31 as an over-the-board competition. It is a 14-player single round robin.
Games are played with a time control of 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with 30-second increments per move.
Live games and commentary
Commentary by GM Daniel Naroditsky and WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni
The tournament has existed since 1938, and originally it was played in nearby Beverwijk. Since then, it has been cancelled only once, at the end of the Second World War, in 1945. As the tournament grew, it moved from Beverwijk to Wijk aan Zee in 1968.
The sponsor of the tournament has always been the steel factory near Ijmuiden. The factory has had different owners, but all of them continued with the commitment. Now the factory belongs to the Indian Tata Group.
Just about every top player in recent history has participated in this event. Dutch stars Jan Donner, Loek van Wely, Jan Timman and Hans Ree have played the most games. Then comes Viswanathan Anand. This year, the 15th World Champion cannot be there, for obvious reasons.
Participants – 2021
|Fabiano Caruana||United States||2823||2|
|David Anton Guijarro||Spain||2675||60|
|Jorden van Foreest||Netherlands||2671||66|
- Playing days: Saturday 16 January (Round 1) to Sunday 31 January (Round 13)
- Rest days: Wednesday 20 January, Monday 25 January and Wednesday 28 January