Photo by Jurriaan Hoefsmit, www.tatasteelchess.com
The year 2022 has started with the traditional Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee. Anish is ambassador of the tournament and already booked several strong results in the Dutch coastal village. His best results were the shared first places in 2018 and 2021. In 2022 Anish finished 4th, after winner Magnus Carlsen and the runners-up Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Richard Rapport. Anish lost two games in Wijk aan Zee, and won four.
The agenda for 2022 is starting to get full already. Anish will participate in the Meltwater Online Chess Tour. The first regular event is scheduled for 19/2 – 26/2. Anish will play in this tournament. See for more information this link: https://chess24.com/tour/2022-tour-dates/
After this event Anish will travel to Beograd for the first of two Grand Prix Series (28/2 – 14/3). The second one is scheduled for 21/3 – 4/4, in Berlin. It will be the last chance for Anish to qualify for the Candidates, so two good results are necessary.