Tata Steel Challengers
The 2017 Tata Steel Challengers is taking place from 14-29 January in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. The 14-player single round-robin offers the winner an automatic place in the 2018 Tata Steel Masters. Austria's Markus Ragger is top seed, while 16-year-old World Junior Champion Jeffery Xiong from the USA will be one of the players to watch.
The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. If two or more players tie for first place then a rapid or blitz playoff will be held. Official website: www.tatasteelchess.com