Tata Steel Chess 2023

The 85th jubilee edition of the Tata Steel Chess will be held from 13-29 January in Wijk aan Zee.

The event features 14 super grandmasters who will compete in a 13-round round-robin tournament. The field is headlined by World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen.

The participants are:

  • Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2859)
  • Ding Liren (CHN, 2811)
  • Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2766)
  • Anish Giri (NED, 2764)
  • Wesley So (USA, 2760)
  • Richard Rapport (ROU, 2740)
  • Levon Aronian (USA, 2735)
  • Dommaraju Gukesh (IND, 2725)
  • Arjun Erigaisi (IND, 2722)
  • Parham Maghsoodloo (IRI, 2719)
  • Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB, 2713)
  • Vincent Keymer (GER, 2696)
  • Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (IND, 2684)
  • Jorden Van Foreest (NED, 2681)

Photo from Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022; © Jurriaan Hoefsmit 

The rate of play will be 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.

Simultaneously with the Tata Steel Chess Masters 2023, Wijk aan Zee will host the Tata Steel Chess Challengers tournament. The field consists of a mix of established players and promising young talents. The winner of the Challengers will earn a starting ticket for the Masters of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in 2024.

The participants are:

  • Amin Tabatabaei (IRI, 2686)
  • Javokhir Sindarov (UZB, 2654)
  • Jergus Pechac (SVK, 2637)
  • Alexander Donchenko (GER, 2627)
  • Erwin L’Ami (NED, 2627)
  • Max Warmerdam (NED, 2616)
  • Adhiban Baskaran (IND, 2610)
  • Mustafa Yilmaz (TUR, 2609)
  • Luis Paulo Supi (BRA, 2608)
  • Velimir Ivic (SRB, 2585)
  • Abhimanyu Mishra (IND, 2559)
  • Thomas Beerdsen (NED, 2515)
  • Rameshbabu Vaishali (IND, 2425)
  • Eline Roebers (NED, 2361)

Photo from Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022; © Jurriaan Hoefsmit 

Tata Steel Chess Tournament

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar. The “Wimbledon of Chess” attracts the very best chess grandmasters in the world, along with thousands of amateur players, live event visitors and online visitors from around the world. In 2023, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament celebrates its 85th year.