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Tradewise Chess Festival underway in Gibraltar

The 2015 Tradewise Chess Festival got underway with a simultaneous display given by IM Jovanka Houska (England) and IM Salome Melia(Georgia) on 25th January , 2015, to welcome the first arrivals at the Caleta Hotel****.

The Tradewise Gibraltar Challengers and Amateur tournaments began on 26th January, with sponsors Coca Cola making the ceremonial opening move on the top board.

The formal opening of the tournament takes place at 2030 CET tonight (26 January), with round one of the 2015 Tradewise Gibraltar Masters starting at 15:00 CET on Tuesday 27th January.

More about Gibraltar Tradewise Chess Festival: List of participants/ Gibraltar Masters 2015 LIVEGibraltar Challengers 2015 LIVESalome Melia and Jovanka Houska to give opening simuls in Gibraltar

Enjoy the photo report below, kindly provided by John Saunders!

2015 Tradewise Chanllengers: Round 1 (photo credit: John Saunders)

2015 Tradewise Challengers: Round 1 (photo credit: John Saunders)

Tournament Directro GM Stuart Conquest (photo credit: John Saunders)

Tournament Director GM Stuart Conquest (photo credit: John Saunders)

Ray Kearsley and Anne Kari Wasenius (photo credit: John Saunders)

Ray Kearsley and Anne Kari Wasenius (photo credit: John Saunders)

 

Juan Antonio Urbina Perez, Gilles Suez-Panama, Olga Dolzhikova (photo credit: John Saunders)

Juan Antonio Urbina Perez, Gilles Suez-Panama, Olga Dolzhikova (photo credit: John Saunders)

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