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Wednesday, February 06, 2013 18:58
Ju Wenjun, the Chinese chess player who got stranded in Gibraltar after finishing the chess tournament last week, is finally on her way back home. The situation was solved on Wednesday afternoon, February 6th. Ju Wenjun interviewed being interviewed by Gibraltar TV as she prepares to board her flight to London | Photo courtesy of Tradewise Chess...
Ju Wenjun
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Tuesday, February 05, 2013 12:41
The Gibraltar Chess Festival finished last Thursday, but Ju Wenjun still hasn't been able to travel home. The 22-year-old Chinese chess player is not allowed to travel back to China via London because she is missing a transit visa; something that didn't prevent her from arriving in Gibraltar in the first place. Ju Wenjun | Photo Zeljka Malobabic...
Tournament winner Nikita Vitiugov giving a very concise speech at the closing ceremony
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Saturday, February 02, 2013 13:12
We created one last video in Gibraltar (well, in fact it was edited mostly at Málaga airport!) about the play-off between Chanda Sandipan (India), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Nigel Short (England) and the eventual winner Nikita Vitiugov (Russia), who is also interviewed. Tournament winner Nikita Vitiugov giving a very concise speech at the...
Nigel Short resigns his first play-off game against Nikita Vitiugov
Friday, February 01, 2013 3:50
In a thrilling play-off, together with Chanda Sandipan, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Nigel Short, it was Nikita Vitiugov who proved to be the strongest chess player at the 11th Tradewise Gibraltar Festival. The Russian grandmaster beat Chanda Sandipan in the "semifinals" and then Nigel Short in the final, both times by winning the first game and...
The Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar, where the tournament takes place, as seen from the top of the Rock
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Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:41
The Gibraltar Masters will see a very interesting final round on Thursday with Nigel Short, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Nikita Vitiugov tied for first place on 7.5/9 and seven players with half a point less: Le Quang Liem, Mickey Adams, David Navara, Kiril Georgiev, Vassily Ivanchuk, Chanda Sandipan and Zhao Xue. The latter has excellent chances to...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:41
Nobody has won the Gibraltar Masters more than he, and yet again he is playing for first place: Nigel Short. The Englishman managed to defeated Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem with the black pieces on Tuesday, and is now tied for first place with Nikita Vitiugov, who drew with Gata Kamsky. The night before Vassily Ivanchuk gave an absolutely...
Juga di Prima
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:02
Nikita Vitiugov, Russia's 12th grandmaster, is the sole leader in Gibraltar after 7 rounds with 6.5 points. Three players follow close behind, with 6 points: Le Quang Liem, Gata Kamsky and Nigel Short. We've produced a number of videos at the tournament, and one of them is about what was called the "Battle of the Sexes"! On one of the nights, two...
Fifteen leaders in Gibraltar after three rounds
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Friday, January 25, 2013 12:06
Fifteen players started with three wins at the Gibraltar Masters, among them favorites like Michael Adams and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The second and third rounds saw a few more upsets, most notably the loss of Radek Wojtaszek of Poland against Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria. Two Knights Game at Gibraltar beach | Photos © Zeljka Malobabic, Monroi...
Ivanchuk & Kamsky held to a draw in first round Gibraltar
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 17:43
Big upsets were seen during the first round of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival's Masters tournament as top seeds GMs Vassily Ivanchuk and Gata Kamsky were both held to a draw. The tournament is a 10-round Swiss played in the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar and has live online commentary every day and several side events. Andreas Aerni of...
Gibraltar's Rock
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 16:13
At 15:00 CET today the clocks were started for the first round of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. It has become one of the strongest open tournaments of the year, and in this 11th edition the top 10 players are Vassily Ivanchuk, Gata Kamsky, Michael Adams, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, David Navara, Alexei Shirov, Le Quang...

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