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Tata Steel Chess tournament 2024 to begin at Wijk aan Zee in Netherlands

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Tata Steel Chess tournament 2024 kicks off at Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands Yesterday. First Round of the tournament will start at 8:30 p.m. IST today. It will be available on chess.com/TV and on chess24’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

Some of the strongest players in the world are gathering in the tournament also called the “Wimbledon of Chess”. Viswanathan Anand was the record winner for a long time until he was replaced by Magnus Carlsen.

The reigning world champion, Ding Liren is back at the chessboard while the world no. one Magnus Carlsen will be missed. Ian Nepomniachtchi ranked fifth and Alireza Firouzja ranked sixth in the world are also participating. R. Praggnandhaa, Vidit Gujrathi and D. Gukesh will represent India. 

The event comprises two tournaments, a Masters and a Challengers. Anyone who wins the challenger tournament can move up a division to masters in the next year.

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