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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tata Steel Chess Jan 9-25: Carlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Giri Lead the Field

Hello chess blog friends, reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will take on some of his biggest competitors at the 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament from 9 - 25 January, 2015.

Current world number two and rising star of the chess world Fabiano Caruana, and winner of the 2014 Tata Steel Chess Tournament Levon Aronian will both play at the tournament. They will be joined by Women's World Chess Champion Hou Yifan and Dutch players Anish Giri and Loek van Wely.

The tournament will take place in its traditional location of Wijk aan Zee, but will also visit Rotterdam and The Hague.

Participants of Tata Steel Masters

GM Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2862 1
GM Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2829 2
GM Aronian, Levon ARM 2797 5
GM Giri, Anish NED 2768 10
GM So, Wesley USA 2762 12
GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2758 13
GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744 15
GM Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2734 20
GM Jobava, Baadur GEO 2733 21
GM Ding, Liren CHN 2732 23
GM Ivanchuk, Vasil UKR 2715 34
GM Saric, Ivan CRO 2679 62
GM Hou, Yifan CHN 2673 71
GM Van Wely, Loek NED 2667 82

Average rating : 2747
Category : 20

FIDE-ratings of December 2014

Participants of Tata Steel Challengers

GM Navara, David CZE 2727
GM Wei, Yi CHN 2668
GM Shankland, Sam USA 2642
GM l' Ami, Erwin NED 2613
GM Potkin, Vladimir RUS 2608
GM Van Kampen, Robin NED 2606
GM Timman, Jan NED 2592
GM Saleh, Salem UAE 2586
GM Michiels, Bart BEL 2554
GM Gunina, Valentina RUS 2522
GM Klein, David NED 2514
IM Sevian, Samuel USA 2511
WIM Haast, Anne NED 2360
IM Dale, Ari AUS 2252

Average rating : 2554
Category : 13

FIDE-ratings of November 2014
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