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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 [...]

China Dragon and 50-50 joint winners of Tradewise Blitz Team event

China Dragon and 50-50 joint winners of Tradewise Blitz Team event

China Dragon, made up of a mixed team of Chinese players, tied with 50-50, a team of East European players, to jointly win the Blitz team event of the 2014 Tradewise Chess Festival played in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on Thursday night. In Gibraltar for the first time, Chinese players: Li Chao, Wei Yi, [...]

Gibraltar’s New Governor Visits Tradewise Festival

Gibraltar’s New Governor Visits Tradewise Festival

The Governor of Gibraltar and Lady Dutton this afternoon visited the 2014 Tradewise Chess Festival at the Caleta Hotel. Sir Jim Dutton, who arrived in Gibraltar December last year, was visiting the festival for the very first time. On arrival at the Caleta Hotel the Governor and Lady Dutton were met by tournament organiser Brian [...]

First Move at Tradewise 2014

First Move at Tradewise 2014

The First Move of the 2014 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival at The Gibraltar Masters tournament took place this afternoon at the Caleta Hotel. At precisely 3pm (Gibraltar time) James Humpreys, Chairman of Tradewise Gibraltar Insurance Ltd, the main sponsor of this event made the first move on the top board against top seeded player Grandmaster [...]

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014

The 2014 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will take place from Monday 27th January to Thursday 6th February, 2014. The Festival will consist of five events: Masters, Challengers Wk1 (U2250), Challengers Wk2 (U2250), Amateurs Wk1 (U1900) and Amateurs Wk2 (U1900). Last year winner was GM Nikita Vitiugov. Tradewise Gibraltar 2014 and Chessdom will be cooperating in the [...]

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