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MatPlus.Net Forum Competitions 2nd Tata Steel (Corus) Studies Day
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(1) Posted by Yochanan Afek [Thursday, Nov 18, 2010 01:23]; edited by Yochanan Afek [10-11-19]

2nd Tata Steel (Corus) Studies Day

Tata Steel Chess and Studies Day
The second international Tata Chess and Studies Day will be held on Saturday, January 29th 2011 in De Moriaan in Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands) as part of Tata (formerly Corus) chess tournament and in collaboration with ARVES. Current solving world champion GM John Nunn (England) and former solving world champion (currently deputy champion) GM Piotr Murdzia (Poland) have already confirmed their participation. Chief arbiter: Luc Palmans (Belgium).
10.00-10.45: Informal meeting and registration
10.45: Official opening

11.00 - 14.00: International Open Solving Competition of original studies with a prize fund of 750 Euros and book prizes. Special prizes will be awarded to the best newcomers and youth solvers.
14.00 - 17.00: Watching live the penultimate round of the world’s most famous chess tournaments with GM commentary.
17.30: Prize giving and presentation of the solutions.
Entry fee: 15 Euros; juniors (u-20) 10 Euros; GMs and IMs – free.
Winners of 2009 edition: 1.IM Twan Burg 2.GM John Nunn 3.GM Eddy van Beers
For further details and registration (in advance as the number of participants is limited!) please write to the organizer Yochanan Afek before January 25th 2011. Join an enjoyable chess and chess composition weekend with the special atmosphere of the great Wijk Aan Zee festival and help us to create a successful event!
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(2) Posted by shankar ram [Friday, Dec 3, 2010 17:43]


I can't recall Tatas sponsoring any chess related event in India!
Much less studies.

One of the oddities of today's global free economy!

(In case some are wondering what I'm talking about, Tata is an Indian business group which acquired Corus Steel).
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(3) Posted by Yochanan Afek [Saturday, Dec 4, 2010 23:16]

Tata aquired Corus with the traditional Corus top chess tournament. The studies day is part of the program of this leading festival. By the way, Indian players topped by the world champion Vishwanathan Anand regularly take part in the crown GM groups of the tournament.
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(4) Posted by shankar ram [Sunday, Dec 5, 2010 10:06]

Well, Tata is relatively one of the more social minded business entities in India.
Glad that they continued their sponsorship of the event!
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