Monday, 23 January 2012

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival

The Tradewise 10th Gibraltar Chess Festival starts on Monday 23 January 2012, with the Masters tournament getting underway on the Tuesday.

The photo shows Women's World Chess Champion of Hou Yifan making the now traditional visit to the Rock Apes on the day before the tournament proper starts.

This year's competition is the biggest and best in the tournament's history to date. It features a staggering eleven players rated 2700 or higher, headed by former winner Peter Svidler, Shak Mamedyarov, Michael Adams, Zoltan Almasi, Alexei Shirov and Le Quang Liem, plus the absolute cream of the world's top women players competing together in an open tournament for the first time - Judit Polgar, Hou Yifan, Humpy Koneru, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Nana Dzagnidze, etc. For good measure it features two former world championship finalists, Nigel Short and Viktor Korchnoi.

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