World champion Magnus Carlsen, who is currently defending his title in London, will once again participate in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament next January, the organisation announced today.
Five other players of the world’s top ten grandmasters will participate: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (3), Ding Liren (4), Anish Giri (5), Vladimir Kramnik (7) and Viswanathan Anand (8).
The 81st edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place from 11 – 27 January 2019. There will also be two Chess On Tour events. The Tata Steel Masters will play the 5th round in Theater de Vest in Alkmaar on Wednesday 16 January and will play the 10th round in the Pieterskerk in Leiden on Wednesday 23 January.
All rounds are open to the public free of charge and can also be followed online.
Participants Tata Steel Masters 2019:
GM Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835
GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2817
GM Ding, Liren CHN 2816
GM Giri, Anish NED 2780
GM Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2777
GM Anand, Viswanathan IND 2773
GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2763
GM Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2757
GM Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2738
GM Shankland, Samuel USA 2724
GM Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 2714
GM Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND 2702
GM Van Foreest, Jorden NED 2613
The 14th player will be announced in December. The participants of the Tata Steel Challengers will be announced at the same time.