The 83rd edition of the Tata Steel Chess tournament has finally been confirmed. Due to restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, only the 14 grandmasters in the Masters group will play. The field hasn’t been announced yet.
The Tata Steel Chess tournament will be one of the few top-level chess tournaments played over the board during the pandemic. The Norway Chess tournament in October and the Russian Championship Superfinals, currently underway in Moscow, are the only OTB tournaments with top-10 players that were held since March.
Tata Steel said that the decision to go through with the tournament came after a “thorough consultation” with the Dutch Chess Association, the Dutch Olympic Committee, and the regional and local governments and safety authorities.