The Tata Steel Chess 2013 has three main tournaments. Group B is headed by the German Grandmaster andEuropean Team Chess Champion Arkadij Naiditsch. His main contenders for the first place include the French talent Edouard Romain, the experienced Armenian Sergei Movsesian, and the World Junior Champion Alexander Ipatov. However, Group B is highly unpredictable, and any of the following participants is a strong contender for the first place.


Participants Tata Steel B
GM Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2708
GM Edouard, Romain FRA 2688
GM Movsesian, Sergei ARM 2688
GM Ni, Hua CHN 2681
GM Tiviakov, Sergey NED 2659
GM Nikolic, Predrag BIH 2650
GM Turov, Maxim RUS 2630
GM Rapport, Richard HUN 2621
GM Smeets, Jan NED 2615
GM Dubov, Daniil RUS 2600
GM Grandelius, Nils SWE 2593
GM Ipatov, Alexander TUR 2593
GM Timman, Jan NED 2579
GM van Kampen, Robin NED 2574

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