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Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014 – Participants

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014 – Participants

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. The Masters is now closed to new entries. Tournament [...]

Gibraltar Junior International 2013 – Participants

Gibraltar Junior International 2013 – Participants

The 3rd Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival will run from 15th to 20th August at the Caleta Hotel and follows the successful pattern of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, offering some good and very competitive chess-playing opportunities with an equally strong social, fun and educational programme. Age Groups: Under 16 on 1/1/13 ( Born 1997 [...]

Gibraltar Junior International 2013

Gibraltar Junior International 2013

The 3rd Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival will run from 15th to 20th August at the Caleta Hotel and follows the successful pattern of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, offering some good and very competitive chess-playing opportunities with an equally strong social, fun and educational programme. Age Groups: Under 16 on 1/1/13 ( Born 1997 [...]

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 [...]

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