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    The 78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament takes place from 15 - 31 January 2016, at the coastal city Wijk aan Zee in The Netherlands. The international tournament is a unique annual sports event, called ‘the Wimbledon of its kind’, a place where chess grandmasters and amateurs from all over the world meet.

    Every year, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament brings the world's leading chess players and the most passionate amateurs to the Dutch coastal village Wijk aan Zee. The international tournament is a unique annual sports event, called ‘the Wimbledon of its kind’, a place where chess grandmasters and amateurs from all over the world meet.

    Tata Steel is proud of the global standing this tournament has acquired during its long history, the positive impact it continues to have in the region and the increased popularity of the game chess, especially on youth. The 78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will take place from 15 till 31 January 2016 and offers many opportunities for sponsors and host cities: see sponsor page for more information

    Watch the below video to find out more:

     

    This year marked our first ever social media #SayChess campaign during the tournament - below is the highlights video: