On Friday the tournament will be officially opened at the Tata Steel headquarters in IJmuiden, and on Saturday will be the first round of the 76th Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Levon Aronian of Armenia is top seed in the Masters Group and Polish GM Radek Wojtaszek, in great shape at the moment, tops the Challengers. 

This year Tata Steel was forced to decrease its budget for the annual chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee. The 76th edition will have two GM groups instead of three, and the top one has 12 players instead of 14.