Dinara Saduakassova to take part in Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019
The Tournament will bring 14 strongest grandmasters of the world together.
Kazakh top chess player, international grandmaster Dinara Saduakassova will vie in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019 in Wijk aan Zee, a press office of her Chess Academy informs.
First held in 1937, Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2019 - one of the long-established and strongest chess tournaments in the world - traditionally takes place in Wijk aan Zee (Holland), 20km away from Amsterdam.
The international tournament will take place from January 11 to 27, 2019 in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, including 2 round-robin tournaments and one general tournament. The round-robin tournaments are for invited guests. Male elite chess players, including world champion Magnus Carlsen, compete in Tournament A, and renowned and promising chess players with a rating of up to 2500 compete in Tournament B.
It is an honor for chess players to receive an invitation for this elite tournament as only top grandmasters and promising young players from all over the globe are eligible for participation in this tournament.
The 14 players will compete at the Tata Steel Challengers (Group B), including two female chess players, they are Anton Korobov (Ukraine), Parham Maghsoodloo (Iran), Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus), Evgeny Bareev (Canada), Erwin l'Ami (the Netherlands), Benjámin Gledura (Hungary), Maksim Chigaev (Russia), Andrey Esipenko (Russia), Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa (India), Vincent Keymer (Germany), Lucas van Foreest (the Netherlands), Elisabeth Pähtz (Germany), Dinara Saduakassova (Kazakhstan), Stefan Kuipers (the Netherlands).
“It is a great honor for me to receive an invitation to this elite tournament, a sort of chess Wimbledon and play with top grandmasters of the world. The tournament’s average rating is quite high – 2582. Tata Steel Challengers includes strong players, including grandmasters Anton Korobov, Vladislav Kovalev, Erwin l'Ami, world champion under 20 years old Iranian Parham Maghsoodloo, young chess wunderkinds Indian Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa and German Vincent Keymer, and many others. I hope to perform at my best and bring about the highest result,” said Dinara Saduakassova.