Field of participants Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022 complete

12/10/2021 – The field of participants of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022 is complete. Anish Giri (7th on the world ranking) and Jorden van Foreest, winner of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021, will represent The Netherlands in the Tata Steel Masters. Both grandmaster groups consist of a mix of well-established players and promising young players. The 84th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 14 – 30 January 2022. | Photo: Jorden van Foreest (winner) and Anish Giri playing the tie-break during the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021 | Photo: Tata Steel Tournament

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Tata Steel Chess Tournament

Press Release, 6 December 2021

The mix of well-established players and promising young players is one of the reasons behind the success of the prestigious Tata Steel Chess Tournament, also known as ‘The Wimbledon of Chess’. Featuring 13 rounds it is also the world’s most challenging tournament.

COVID-19 measures

Under current COVID-19 regulations spectators are not allowed at the tournament. That is also the reason for not having a Chess On Tour event. For the time being amateur tournaments are still scheduled to go ahead, but in a trimmed-down version, in order to ensure players can maintain a safe distance. The organisers of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will meticulously see to it that all current COVID-19 measures are implemented and followed during the tournament.

Youngest participant multitalented: chess and soccer player

The Tata Steel Challengers are a very young group in the upcoming edition: 11 of the 14 players were born in this millennium. Marc'Andria Maurizzi (14) is the youngest participant and is France’s youngest grandmaster ever. The Corsican is that rare multitalented breed: he is also an excellent soccer player!

The two highest ranked junior players of the world list of women under 20 will also participate: Polina Shuvalova and Zhu Jiner, the number one and two players, respectively. The highest ranked player is Rinat Jumabayev from Kazachstan. He became the centre of attention when he eliminated Fabiano Caruana at the World Cup in Sochi.

Max Warmerdam, who won the Dutch Championship last week, is one of three Dutchmen, with Erwin l’Ami and Lucas van Foreest. Roven Vogel won the Tata Steel Qualifyers in 2020, thus earning promotion to the Tata Steel Challengers.

Participants Tata Steel Challengers 2022

Name

Country

Rating

Rinat Jumabayev

Kazakhstan

2631

Arjun Erigaisi

India

2629  

Surya Ganguly

India

2627

Erwin l’Ami

Netherlands

2622

Thai Dai Van Nguyen

Czech Republic

2609

Max Warmerdam

Netherlands

2599

Jonas Buhl Bjerre

Denmark

2586

Daniel Dardha

Belgium

2533

Lucas van Foreest

Netherlands

2530

Volodar Murzin

Russia

2519

Polina Shuvalova

Russia

2516

Marc’Andria Maurizzi

France

2496

Zhu Jiner

China

2478

Roven Vogel

Germany

2452 

 

Participants Tata Steel Masters 2022

Name

Country

Rating

World ranking

Magnus Carlsen

Norway

2856

1

Fabiano Caruana

U.S.A.

 2792

4

Anish Giri

Netherlands

 2772

7

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Azerbaijan

 2767

9

Richard Rapport

Hungary

2763

11

Jan-Krzysztof Duda

Poland

2760

13

Sergey Karjakin

Russia

2743

18

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

 India

2727

22

Daniil Dubov

Russia

2720

24

Andrey Esipenko

 Russia

 2714

26

Samuel Shankland

U.S.A.

2708

29

Jorden van Foreest

Netherlands

 2702

34

Nils Grandelius

Sweden

2672

66

R. Praggnanandhaa

India

2612

198

The ratings are FIDE-ratings of 1 December 2021.

Steel and chess: creativity and innovation

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament has a long tradition. Starting as an employee tournament, it has grown into an international tournament of world class renown, for which grand masters and amateurs alike will clear their diaries. Tata Steel has chosen for chess, 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. That is how Tata Steel is able to provide top products to its customers, allowing them to distinguish themselves in their markets. At the same time Tata Steel contributes to creating a sustainable society through its product and process innovations. 

For more info about the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, go to:  www.tatasteelchess.com.

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Serse Serse 12/12/2021 12:20
"Tata Steel contributes to creating a sustainable society".
Once again, could you be more circumspect when relaying Tata Steel's marketing propaganda? This is a very troubling lack of critical perspective.
https://nltimes.nl/2021/09/02/people-living-around-tata-steel-exposed-many-harmful-substances-rivm
littlecapa littlecapa 12/10/2021 03:13
What a pity, that Alireza Firouzja is not taking part!
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