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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:41 am

The format of the tournament for 2021 has been adapted to meet the COVID-19 guidelines and measurements from local authorities and the RIVM. The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is normally visited by several chess enthusiasts. It is an opportunity for them to see the top of the chess players in action at close quarters. The organisation would like to offer this opportunity to chess enthusiasts in 2021 as well. However, this will have to be in an adapted format. The possibility to allow visitors to the Tata Steel Chess Tournament depends on the measurements of the local authorities at the time of the start of the event.
Looks like the Masters, unsurprisingly, won't have any trips to other locations for any of the rounds
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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:14 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:41 am
The format of the tournament for 2021 has been adapted to meet the COVID-19 guidelines and measurements from local authorities and the RIVM. The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is normally visited by several chess enthusiasts. It is an opportunity for them to see the top of the chess players in action at close quarters. The organisation would like to offer this opportunity to chess enthusiasts in 2021 as well. However, this will have to be in an adapted format. The possibility to allow visitors to the Tata Steel Chess Tournament depends on the measurements of the local authorities at the time of the start of the event.
Looks like the Masters, unsurprisingly, won't have any trips to other locations for any of the rounds
Does not look like there will be any amateur sections or side events.
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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:45 pm

https://tatasteelchess.com
Website updated again
.....no mention of the Masters Tournament or Visitors.
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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:13 pm

Mark Crowther has
83rd Tata Steel Chess tournament goes ahead but only with a 14 player top group. Anish Giri is for now the only confirmed participant. The event entirety in De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee 15th to 31st January 2021.
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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:21 pm

Wijk aan Zee rather than Wales. Giri PLUS 13.


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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:05 am

Good to see Mamedyarov playing, as not seen his name mentioned too much over the last few months, plus forum favourite Dubov

4 of the Candidates playing, so the usual question of whether they will be hiding their prep
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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:35 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:05 am
Good to see Mamedyarov playing, as not seen his name mentioned too much over the last few months, plus forum favourite Dubov

4 of the Candidates playing, so the usual question of whether they will be hiding their prep
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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:48 am

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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:08 pm

Caruana has arrived, next player arrives Thursday

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Wijk aan Zee 2021

Post by JustinHorton » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:39 pm

Kicks off in a week or so but I wouldn't want to delay your enjoyment of the impressively horrid image at the head of the website.

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Re: Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2021

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:23 am

MVL has arrived too

Any chance this could be merged into the thread in International chess, which is where we'd normally expect it?
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Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:47 am

Mick Norris (in the other thread) wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:23 am
Any chance this could be merged into the thread in International chess, which is where we'd normally expect it?
I agree with Mick, so I am posting his request here.

The other thread is at www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10974

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Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:13 pm

Threads merged.

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