Baku, January 15, AZERTAC
A draw ceremony for the Tata Steel Chess tournament B has been held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands.
The first round of the B tournament will see Baskaran vs. Abbasov, Sevian vs. Seferli, Haast vs. van Foreest, Ju, Wenjun vs. Antipov, Dreev vs. Book, l'Ami vs. Admiraal, Nisipeanu vs. Batsiashvili duels.
Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov, as well as World Champion Magnus Carlsen will also participate in the Tata Steel Chess Main Tournament 2016.
The tournament will also bring together 12 other grandmasters, including Dutchman Anish Giri, Fabiano Caruana and the young up-and-coming talent from China, 16-year-old Wei Yi.
The 78th Tata Steel Chess Tournament takes place from January 15 to 31, 2016, in the coastal village of Wijk aan Zee, North Holland. It is one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar.