Last night the Opening Ceremony of the 2013 Gibraltar Tradewise Chess Festival proved a great success with Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Steven Linares welcoming all the players to Gibraltar commenting on how the festival now in its eleventh edition had put Gibraltar firmly on the “chess map”. It’s all happening at the Caleta Hotel with some 60 nations represented at the 2013 tournament. Helping tournament Director Stuart Conquest with the draw of top pairings for the first round last night was Miss Gibraltar Jessica Baldachino (see photos. There are more on our website).
Take note that the Gibraltar Masters starts at 3pm (Gibraltar time) and remember we will be going live from our studio with Simon Williams and Irina Krush (Reigning women’s USA Champion). There are 245 chess players in the Gibraltar Masters this year with around 350 playing in all three tournaments. 60 Countries are being represented this year.