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Hikaru Nakamura wins the 2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

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[Hikaru, left, with James Humphreys of Tradewise ]

Congratulations to Hikaru Nakamura (USA), winner of the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters for a second consecutive year. He defeated Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 3-2 after a tense five game speed playoff. Anna Muzychuk from Ukraine has won the women’s award.


Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival – reports

Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Round 7 | Round 8 | Round 9 Reports by John Saunders. Photography by Sophie Triay – here

At last …

Chinese players Li Chao, Yu Yangyi, Ni Hua, Xu Xiangyu, Bai Jinshi, Lei Tingjie, Zhao Xue and Tan Zhongyi, and our own Nigel Short, visit the Upper Rock, Gibraltar 30/1/16. The webmaster lives for monkey pictures, and here are some at last. Many thanks to John Saunders, the Chinese players and, of course, Nigel … […]

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival – Round 2

All materials are courtesy of John Saunders — Report [PDF] | PGN | Pictures

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival – Round 1

All materials are courtesy of John Saunders — Report [PDF] | PGN | Pictures

2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival – pictures/press release

Click here for more photographs from John Saunders of the Opening Ceremony and the Bobby Fischer talk, here for Round 1 and here for the Opening Ceremony press release

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival – press release

Click here for a press release announcing the line-up in this year’s Tradewise Gibraltar Masters. The festival runs from Monday 25th January 2016 to Thursday 4th February 2016, with the main competition, the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters, starting on Tuesday 26 January at 15.00 GMT+1.

The 15th World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand of India, plays in […]

Michael Adams competing in Wijk aan Zee – TATA Steel Masters

The long-time English number 1, Michael Adams, following on from his unbeaten performance at the elite London Chess Classic event, is one of 14 GMs competing in the Tata Steel Masters taking place in Wijk aan Zee, a seaside town whose name is now synonymous with top class chess. The first round begins at 1.30pm […]