Tata Steel First Round Draw

Tata Steel First Round Draw

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The opening ceremony and draw took place today at Wijk Aan Zee, and the first round highlight is arguably the clash between Magnus Carlsen and Lev Aronian in the A Group.

The full first round draw for each of the groups is below. The full round-by-round schedule is available at the official website for the A Group, B Group and C Group.

Games start at 13:30 local time (12:30 GMT and 07:30 EST), and will have live coverage at The first round will be covered by IM David Pruess and is free to all members.

The official website can be found at, and there is also an official Twitter account and Facebook page for the tournament.

The 3 Dutch GMs in Group A (l to r) L'Ami, Giri and Smeets pose with Carlsen and Anand
(picture from the official Facebook page)

Opening ceremony.jpg


The round one draw:

Group A
Nepomniachtchi, Ian Kramnik, Vladimir
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime Wang, Hao
Nakamura, Hikaru Grischuk, Alexander
Carlsen, Magnus Aronian, Levon
Smeets, Jan Shirov, Alexei
L'Ami, Erwin Giri, Anish
Ponomariov, Ruslan Anand, Viswanathan
Group B
Hammer, Jon Ludvig Efimenko, Zahar
Sargissian, Gabriel Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
Le, Quang Liem So, Wesley
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw Navara, David
McShane, Luke Spoelman, Wouter
Nijboer, Friso Li, Chao
Tkachiev, Vladislav Fressinet, Laurent
Group C
Van Kampen, Robin Vocaturo, Daniele
Nyzhnyk, Illya Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Swiercz, Dariusz De Jong, Jan-Willem
Lahno, Kateryna Bluvshtein, Mark
Ivanisevic, Ivan Tania, Sachdev
Siebrecht, Sebastian Pruijssers, Roeland
Van Der Werf, Mark Bok, Benjamin
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