Wojtaszek and Grandelius at Tata Steel Chess Tournament

by ChessBase
12/30/2020 – Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Poland) and Nils Grandelius (Sweden) will participate in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021 in January. They will replace Ian Nepomniachtchi and Nodirbek Abdusattorov, who have recently cancelled. 33-year-old Wojtaszek is the world’s number 36, with a rating of 2705. 27-year-old Grandelius (number 76 on the world ranking list) will debut in the Tata Steel Masters. He is Sweden’s best player and known for his adventurous playing style. The Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee from 15 – 31 January 2021.

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Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Radoslaw Wojtaszek participated in the Tata Steel Masters in 2015 and 2017 and finished 9th on both occasions. He became the focus of attention when he managed to beat world champion Magnus Carlsen in Wijk aan Zee in 2015.


Last summer, Wojtaszek won the international tournament in Biel.

Line-up of the Tata Steel Masters 2021

Magnus Carlsen 2862
Fabiano Caruana 2823
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2784 
Anish Giri 2764
Alireza Firouzja 2749
Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2743
Pentala Harikrishna 2732
Radoslav Wojtaszek 2705
Daniil Dubov 2702
Andrey Esipenko 2686
David Anton Guijarro 2675
Jorden Van Foreest 2671
Nils Grandelius 2663
Aryan Tari 2618


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