Carlsen, Caruana, Giri To Play 2020 Tata Steel Chess

The top two players in the world, Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, will meet in January for the 2020 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. With Anish Giri and Ian Nepomniachtchi, the field of the masters has four players from the current world's top 10. For Carlsen it will be the 16th (!) time that he'll play in Wijk aan Zee, the small town at the Dutch coast that has been hosting the tournament since 1968. Before that, the tournament was held in Beverwijk between 1938 and 1967. Carlsen has won the tournament a record seven times. The five-time winner Viswanathan Anand is also playing again, and the 2017 winner Wesley So will be back. Recently, in a league game in Norway, Carlsen improved his undefeated streak to 102 games. It looks like the Grand Chess Tour's playoffs in London will be Carlsen's next classical event, which has four classical games. Then Tata Steel will be next, and as long as he doesn't lose, he will beat Sergey Tiviakov's streak of 110 games in Wijk aan Zee in round five, on Thursday, January 16.