Dictionary of Dutchness

Corus chess

The very first Corus chess tournament took place in 1938 and was known at the time as Hoogovens chess because that was the name of the steel group back then. The event, started by a group of steel workers, went international in 1946 and by the 1960s was considered by some to be the best chess tournament in the world. The competition, which takes place in January, is now held in the tiny seaside resort of Wijk aan Zee, just north of the steelworks and attracts hundreds of participants. There are competitions for amateurs as well as professionals. Previous winners include chess legends such as Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short.

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