Chess

imperia

Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘gibraltar’

Ju Wenjun stuck in Gibraltar (Updated)

Ju Wenjun stuck in Gibraltar (Updated)

4th February: Chinese chess player WGM Ju Wenjun faced unexpected difficulties on her return home from the prestigious Gibraltar Chess Festival. The tournament director Stuart Conquest tweeted about the issue with transit visa: “Ju Wenjun was allowed to travel to Gibraltar via London without UK transit visa. Now she cannot leave without one!” Conquest said [...]

Nikita Vitiugov wins Gibraltar after tiebreak

Nikita Vitiugov wins Gibraltar after tiebreak

Nikita Vitiugov won the traditional Gibraltar Chess Festival that took place on 21-31 January, 2013, after defeating Nigel Short in a dramatic tiebreak in the last round. Seven players from the 2700 club were the headliners in this year’s event, but only three players got to the final round in the shared first place with [...]

Gibraltar’s Governor visits the Tradewise Chess Festival

Gibraltar’s Governor visits the Tradewise Chess Festival

Gibraltar’s Governor Sir Adrian Johns has always been a great supporter of the Tradewise Chess Festival so it was not surprising to see him back in the eleventh edition of the tournament. He made the first move in the first round of the Challengers and Amateurs tournaments. Shown round the hall by director Stuart Conquest [...]

Gibraltar’s Mayor Tony Lima visits the Chess Festival

Gibraltar’s Mayor Tony Lima visits the Chess Festival

Gibraltar’s Mayor Tony Lima has paid an official visit to the 2013 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. Mayor Lima was met by organiser of the festival Brian Callaghan, and tournament director Stuart Conquest. The Mayor said he was very impressed with the organisation, the large numbers and the quality of the players involved in the tournament. [...]

Gibraltar Tourism Minister Neil Costa hosts dinner at the top of the Rock

Gibraltar Tourism Minister Neil Costa hosts dinner at the top of the Rock

Tourism Minister Neil Costa hosted a special dinner at the Mons Calpe Suite at the top of the Rock of Gibraltar on Tuesday evening on the first day of the Gibraltar Masters Tradewise Chess Festival for the visiting Grand Masters and sponsors of the tournament. See dinner speeches below by festival organiser Brian Callaghan, Tourism [...]

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2013

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2013

The 2013 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival starts on Sunday 20 January at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar with simultaneous displays at 20:00 hours (CET). The opening ceremony is at 20:30 hours (CET) on Monday 21 January. Play in the main event, the 11th Gibraltar Masters, begins at 15:00 hours (CET) on Tuesday 22 January. The [...]

Gibraltar Chess 2013

Gibraltar Chess 2013

The traditional Gibraltar Chess Festival is going to take place 21-31 January, 2013. Seven players from the 2700 club are headliners in this year’s event. Top seeded is Vassily Ivanchuk, who won the 2011 Gibraltar Masters with 9,0/10 with a rating performance of 2968. His main competitors are the heroes of Gibtelecom 2010, Gata Kamsky [...]

Gibraltar Junior International 2012

Gibraltar Junior International 2012

This event will take place from Friday 17 August to Monday 20 August 2012. Competitors will arrive on 16 August and depart on 21 August (five nights’ stay). The event will be run under the auspices of the English Chess Federation. The prize fund total is £7,500. There are main two categories: a) open to [...]

Yifan Hou – Nigel Short LIVE! – tiebreak in Gibraltar (updated)

Yifan Hou – Nigel Short LIVE! – tiebreak in Gibraltar (updated)

Yifan Hou and Nigel Short reached a tiebreak in Gibraltar after they finished with equal points in the Masters tournament. 2 rapid games will be played with time control 10 min + 5 sec, if the score is equal 2 blitz games of 3 min + 2 sec will follow, and in case of a [...]

Yifan Hou sole leader in the Gibraltar Chess Masters

Yifan Hou sole leader in the Gibraltar Chess Masters

The reigning Women World Champion Yifan Hou continued her fantastic run in the 2012 Gibraltar Chess Masters as she defeated top class Grandmaster Alexei Shirov to single out on the top of the standings heading into the final round. Yesterday Yifan won against the Asia’s star Le Quang Liem and day before against the best [...]

Chess, chess news and tournaments by Chessdom © 2007 - 2015