The 2022 Tata Steel Chess Tourney Has Begun.

The Tata Steel Chess Tourney is one of the best there is, and this year’s participants are outstanding. Tata Steel offers a Master’s and Challengers forum at the event, and usually has some of the best matches of the year.

I have a sentimental favorite in Sam Shankland, but I always root for him, as I have a lot of respect for his work ethic. However, the class of players in the tourney are outstanding and any time Magnus is playing well, he is typically the favorite.

Here is a report on the tourney from Kasparovchess.com. The fine British Grandmaster Gawain Jones is commentating.