Sponsorship

Optiver loves chess

Mastering moves and markets

From the chessboard to the trading floor

At Optiver, chess is more than a game; it’s a reflection of the strategic, forward-thinking and analytical mindset that drives our success. Through our chess sponsorships and initiatives, we highlight these shared qualities, illustrating how the calculated moves on a chessboard align with the fast-paced decision-making across trading, risk and engineering.

Our Chess team

The Optiver Chess Team

Meet the team

The Optiver Chess Team, featuring chess masters Eline Roebers and Anish Giri, showcases our commitment to nurturing top-tier talent in all stages of their careers. Eline’s impressive achievements as a rising star in the chess community and Anish’s depth of experience form a powerful combination, reflecting our belief in the importance of strategic thinking and analysis.

The duo exemplifies Optiver’s values continuous learning and the pursuit of excellence, crucial in navigating both the strategic complexities of chess and the dynamic challenges of market making.

Anish Giri

Since 2016, Optiver has been a proud sponsor of Anish Giri, a grandmaster and four-time Dutch Chess Champion. With Optiver’s support, Anish has not only excelled on the global chess stage but also played a pivotal role in mentoring our employees, sharpening their strategic thinking and decision-making skills. His achievements in chess, including his recent victory at the 2023 Tata tournament, symbolise the blend of analytical thinking and strategic foresight that Optiver values.

Eline Roebers

Eline Roebers, the reigning Dutch Women’s Champion and a youth prodigy, joined Optiver in 2023. Her rapid ascent in chess, marked by national and international titles, mirrors the qualities we value: strategic insight and analytical precision. As Eline continues her journey with our support, she not only represents Optiver’s commitment to nurturing rising talent but also highlights the parallels between the strategic depths of chess and the challenges in STEM fields.

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Optiver chess insights

  • Chess, News, Partnerships

    Masters and Challengers: Anish and Eline take on Tata Steel Chess 2024

    The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2024 in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands, was significant for the Optiver Chess Team, featuring Anish Giri defending his Masters title and Eline Roebers competing in the Challengers. This represented a major step for Optiver, showcasing our commitment to nurturing chess talent at various levels of expertise. Anish Giri: The defending […]

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  • Chess, Partnerships

    Live from Tata Steel 2024: The Optiver Chess Team debut

    Dive into the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2024 with Optiver’s daily coverage, spotlighting a landmark moment as our Chess Team makes its first major tournament appearance. In the Masters section, Anish Giri will defend his title, while Eline Roebers will showcase her talent in the Challengers group for the second year running. More than a […]

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  • Chess, Partnerships

    Optiver announces chess sponsorship with International Master Eline Roebers

    We are excited to unveil a new chapter in Optiver’s commitment to the chess community with a new partnership with International Master Eline Roebers. This sponsorship not only strengthens our existing engagement with the chess community, led by our continuous support for chess Grandmaster Anish Giri, but also serves as an initiative to inspire the […]

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  • Chess, News

    Optiver ambassador Anish Giri wins Tata Steel Chess Masters 2023

    Congratulations to Optiver ambassador Anish Giri for winning the 2023 Tata Steel Chess Tournament! After a victory in his final game against Richard Rapport, Anish achieved a grand total of 8.5 points across 13 games, awarding him the well-deserved title of Tata Steel Chess Champion. Optiver is extremely proud of Anish’s incredible performance throughout the tournament, and we look forward to cheering him on in the future.

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  • Chess, Partnerships

    Optiver sponsors Anish Giri

    Strategy, problem solving and agility are why the game of chess and Optiver go hand in hand. Since 2016, Optiver has been a proud sponsor of Dutch champion and grandmaster Anish Giri. It takes excellent numerical skills and a passion for strategy to prove yourself and succeed in the world of trading. Applying this mindset […]

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  • Chess, News, Partnerships

    Anish Giri on the Queen’s Gambit

    Much like the rest of us, Chess Grandmaster Anish Giri thoroughly enjoyed The Queen’s Gambit, the biggest scripted series on Netflix to date. Based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 book by the same name, The Queen’s Gambit follows the life of a young chess prodigy. Her success – against the odds- speaks to the importance of determination, family and staying true to yourself. The Queen’s Gambit is of course a play on the chess opening of the same name – it starts with the moves: 1. d4 d5: 2. c4. It is one of the oldest openings and is still widely used today. We asked Anish a few questions about the Queen’s Gambit.

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On the Chessboard

Upcoming chess events

  • January 12, 2024 – January 28, 2024

    Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2024

    Wijk aan Zee, NL

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  • January 31, 2024 – February 8, 2024

    Champions Chess Tour Chessable Masters

    Online

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  • February 22, 2024

    Optiver Chess Championship 2024

    Amsterdam, NL

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  • September 10, 2024 – September 23, 2024

    45th Chess Olympiad 2024

    Budapest, Hungary

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