76th Tata Steel Chess 2014 begins with Levon Aronian as Top Seed
The 76th edition of the Tata Steel Chess 2014 has begun albeit with two groups only. A special opening ceremony was held on Friday with the first round beginning Saturday. The colourful opening ceremony was based on The Night Watch or The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq (Dutch: De Nachtwacht) is the common name of one of the most famous works by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.In the 18th century the painting became known as the Night Watch. It is one of the most famous paintings in the world!
"In this edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, we want to provide players and chess in general a broader stage," said Dook van den Boer (Director of Tata Steel in IJmuiden) during the opening ceremony. "By choosing two venues in the Rijksmuseum and the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, we want to attract new audiences and inspire, from primary schools to universities, art lovers to engineers," said Van den Boer.
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