2013 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Press Release

John Saunders

Gibraltar Festival Press Officer

www.gibraltarchesscongress.com

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The 2013 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival starts on Sunday 20 January at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar with simultaneous displays at 2000 hours (CET). The opening ceremony is at 2030 hours (CET) on Monday 21 January. Play in the main event, the 11th Gibraltar Masters, begins at 1500 hours (CET) on Tuesday 22 January.

The leading competitors this year are Vasily Ivanchuk (2758), Gata Kamsky (2740), Michael Adams (2725), Radoslaw Wojtaszek (2723), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2711), David Navara (2710), Alexei Shirov (2708), Le Quang Liem (2705) and last year’s winner Nigel Short (2696).

A strong women’s contingent is headed by Anna Muzychuk (2582), Nana Dzagnidze (2555), Zhao Xue (2554), Marie Sebag (2530), Pia Cramling (2518), 2012 Women’s World Championship runner-up Antoaneta Stefanova (2506), Viktorija Cmilyte (2515), Harika Dronavalli (2514) and Ju Wenjun (2505).

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