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Ivan Cheparinov wins Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Ivan Cheparinov wins Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

The 2014 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival took place from Monday 27th January to Thursday 6th February at Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar. The Festival consisted of five events: Masters, Challengers Wk1 (U2250), Challengers Wk2 (U2250), Amateurs Wk1 (U1900) and Amateurs Wk2 (U1900). The Masters section attracted 256 players from 48 countries, including 76 Grandmasters and 10 [...]

Master Class with GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Master Class with GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Last night saw the fourth and final Master Class of the Tradewise Chess Festival. It was a presentation by former World Junior Champion, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FIDE 2745). He showed a remarkable game he played versus Chinese Grand Master Ding Liren last year. The programme was once again broadcast LIVE from the built-for-purpose webcasting suite [...]

Tradewise Chess Festival: Amateurs B and Challengers B

Tradewise Chess Festival: Amateurs B and Challengers B

Another tough week of competition has been successfully completed. The second 2014 Tradewise Chess Festival prizegiving took place yesterday afternoon ahead of round 9 in the Gibraltar Masters. Once again Festival Organiser Brian Callaghan, OBE presented the prizes. Well done to the winners and thank you to all the competitors for making the tournaments so [...]

Blitz Pairs – Three Teams Share First Place

Blitz Pairs – Three Teams Share First Place

The traditional Blitz Pairs event at the 2014 Tradewise Chess Festival took place at the Caleta Hotel on Sunday night. Once again this very popular six round contest drew in the players. There were 38 teams competing of two players each. This included five Grand Masters and eight International masters and other titled players. As [...]

Master Class with Li Chao and Natalia Pogonina

Master Class with Li Chao and Natalia Pogonina

Master Classes were given by Li Chao and Natalia Pogonina on Monday evening in the Archie Suite at the Caleta Hotel. The classes proved very popular with Li Chao showing two of his games from his time here at the Tradewise Chess Festival this year. The first was a win against Mongolian woman player Munguntuul, [...]

Chief Minister of Gibraltar visits Tradewise Festival

Chief Minister of Gibraltar visits Tradewise Festival

The Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo, a keen supporter of the tournament, visited the Tradewise Chess Festival today. The Chief Minister was met at the Caleta Hotel by tournament organiser Brian Callaghan, Tradewise chairman, James Humphreys, and tournament director Stuart Conquest. The Chief Minister visited the main broadcast studio in the Archie Suite, the [...]

Women Rule in Battle of Sexes

Women Rule in Battle of Sexes

Saturday night will undoubtedly become one of the most memorable social events of the 10 day Tradewise International Chess Festival when the men and the women of this tournament played a friendly, yet fearsome Battle of the Sexes – a rapid match with a time limit of 10 minutes for all the moves plus an [...]

Chinese players on Gibraltar beach

Chinese players on Gibraltar beach

It was down on the beach for the team from China today competing in the Gibraltar Masters of the 2014 Tradewise Chess Festival. The crisp air and the warm radiant sunshine made it a near-perfect day in Gibraltar today. The team and their coach took some time out on Catalan Bay (the beach below the [...]

Amateurs and Challengers continue to embrace the Tradewise Chess Festival

Amateurs and Challengers continue to embrace the Tradewise Chess Festival

Over the 12 years of the Gibraltar chess festival the Gibraltar Masters has run alongside the Amateurs and the Challengers tournaments. These are played from early in the day throughout the 10 day Tradewise Chess Festival and the numbers keep increasing year on year. This year we have a record number of players in both [...]

Vassily Ivanchuk gives a lively Masterclass in Gibraltar

Vassily Ivanchuk gives a lively Masterclass in Gibraltar

This was the second Masterclass of the tournament and it proved quite lively as elite – GM Vassily Ivanchuk gave an inspiring display of games and analysis. Vassily showed five games he played in a match in Riga, 1991, versus Leonid Yudasin, and then took questions from the audience. The Masterclass presented by tournament director [...]

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