The 78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament starts tomorrow in Wijk-aan-See in Holland. Amongst the Grandmasters competing in the Masters section is ninth seed Michael Adams, the only English entrant. With nine of the top 20-rated players in the world, this category 20 tournament is one of the strongest ever. The average rating of the 14 GMs is 2748.
They will play 13 rounds (all-plays-all) over the following 15 days, with Round 1 on Saturday (start time 12.30 UK time). Live games and commentary can be followed on the tournament website.
There is also a 14-player Challengers section and other sections for ‘amateurs’. The amateur sections start tomorrow.