Mai 22, 2024

Carlsen, Caruana Top Field Of 2021 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

Carlsen and Caruana at the 2018 Tata Steel Chess tournament. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

The 83rd Tata Steel Chess tournament will have GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Fabiano Caruana once again. The top two players in the world are the favorites in a young field of participants that includes five players from the world’s top 10.

Carlsen will be playing in Wijk aan Zee for the 17th time. He won the Grandmaster Group C when he was 13 in his first year in 2004 and has won the main tournament a record seven times. As for Caruana, he is the defending champion.

The field has three more players from the world’s top 10: the two leaders of the FIDE Candidates tournament, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, as well as GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Furthermore, the Wijk aan Zee tournament adheres to its usual policy of selecting a mixed field of players with different styles, backgrounds, and ages. In fact, the average age this year is low: 24.5.

2021 Tata Steel Chess tournament | Participants

# Fed Name Rating Rank Age
1   Magnus Carlsen 2862 1 30
2   Fabiano Caruana 2823 2 28
3   Ian Nepomniachtchi 2784 4 30
4   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2784 5 30
5   Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2770 8 35
6   Anish Giri 2764 11 26
7   Alireza Firouzja 2749 18 17
8   Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2743 19 22
9   Daniil Dubov 2702 37 24
10   Andrey Esipenko 2686 49 18
11   David Anton Guijarro 2675 60 25
12   Jorden van Foreest 2671 66 21
13   Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2627 152 16
14   Aryan Tari 2618 184 21

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