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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
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
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...
Zukertort's new gravestone | Photo Stuart Conquest
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:47
On Tuesday, June 26th the grave of Johannes Zukertort (1842-1888) was rededicated in London's Brompton Cemetery. The Polish-born chess player, who was one of the world's leading players in his time, died at the age of 45 in London, only two years after losing to Wilhelm Steinitz in the first official World Championship match in 1886. Last year GM...