Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022

Field of participants Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022 complete

After today’s announcement of the grandmasters of the Tata Steel Challengers 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. That mix 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. The 84th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place in Wijk aan Zee from 14 – 30 January 2022.

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 chess player 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

Rameshbabu 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.