The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will take place from 23rd January to 2nd February 2017 at Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar.
This year, the festival marks the 15th anniversary, and will have the same format, with five main events, as well as a variety of evening activities.
The organizers of the 15th Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival announced that this will be the strongest Open ever held, with players of all standards and from an estimated 50+ countries competing for a total prize fund of £190,000.
The top players who will be competing in Gibraltar Festival are World #2 Fabiano Caruana (USA), World #4 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), World #9 Hikaru Nakamura (USA), World #15 and former World Champion Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), World #17 Peter Svidler (Russia), World #19 Mickey Adams (England), World #20 Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine), World Women’s Champion Hou Yifan (China), etc.
Last year winner was Hikaru Nakamura
Top prizes in the Masters event are £23,000, £18,000, £14,000, £10,000, £8,000, £6,000, £4,000, £3,000 etc
Top women prizes are £15,000, £10,000, £5,000, £3,500, £2,500, £2,000 etc