The First Move of the 2013 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Gibraltar Masters tournament took place this afternoon at the Caleta Hotel. At precisely 3pm (Gibraltar time) James Humpreys head of Tradewise GibraltarInsurance Ltd, main sponsor of this event, made the first move on the top board with top seeded player at this year’s tournament and previous winner in Gibraltar GM Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) playing against HristosZygouris (Greece).
Moments later the 245chess players from some 60 countries then made their opening moves in the tournament which is being held over the next 10 days.The top woman player this year is Anna Muzychuk (Slovina).
There are 48 Grandmasters and 36 International Masters. 29 FIDE Masters and 4 women Grandmasters.
Live streaming with commentary is available every afternoon with commentator GM Simon Williams and GM Irina Krush. Once again the tournament boasts the latest technology installed by Gibtelecom a great supporter of the festival in its 11 year history.