2014-01-27

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014


This year's Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014 will take place from 27th January to 6th February 2014 in Gibraltar. It will be played as a 10-round Swiss tournament. See schedule below.

History

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is a chess tournament played annually at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar since 2003.

You can see games from previous issues of the Festival with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Gibraltar festival 2013 (Winner Nikita Vitiugov)
Gibraltar festival 2012 (Winner Nigel Short)
Gibraltar festival 2011 (Winner Vassily Ivanchuk)
Gibraltar festival 2010 (Winner Michael Adams)

All past winners of Gibraltar Chess Festival:

Year Winner(s)
2003 Greece Vasilios Kotronias, England Nigel Short
2004 England Nigel Short
2005 Armenia Levon Aronian, Ukraine Zahar Efimenko, Bulgaria Kiril Georgiev, Spain Alexei Shirov, Russia Emil Sutovsky
2006 Bulgaria Kiril Georgiev
2007 Armenia Vladimir Akopian
2008 United States Hikaru Nakamura
2009 Russia Peter Svidler
2010 England Michael Adams
2011 Ukraine Vassily Ivanchuk
2012 England Nigel Short
2013 Russia Nikita Vitiugov


Women:

Year Leading Female(s)
2003 Hungary Nora Medvegy
2004 Sweden Pia Cramling
2005 Georgia (country) Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Lithuania Viktorija Cmilyte, Sweden Pia Cramling, Poland Iweta Radziewicz, France Almira Skripchenko
2006 China Zhu Chen, Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova, Ukraine Natalia Zhukova
2007 England Jovanka Houska
2008 Scotland Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Lithuania Viktorija Cmilyte, India Harika Dronavalli, Bulgaria Antoaneta Stefanova
2009 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze
2010 Ukraine Natalia Zhukova
2011 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze
2012 China Hou Yifan[2]
2013 China Zhao Xue

Players in 2014

The top players taking part at the Festival this year:

Title Country Rating
1 400041 Adams, Michael g ENG 2754
2 623539 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2745
3 14100010 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2739
4 4152956 Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2737
5 14102951 Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2733
6 4147235 Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2715
7 2000024 Kamsky, Gata g USA 2709
8 5007003 Harikrishna, Pentala g IND 2706
9 309095 Navara, David g CZE 2702
10 738590 Rapport, Richard g HUN 2691
11 400025 Short, Nigel g ENG 2683
12 2806851 Rodshtein, Maxim g ISR 2682
13 8604436 Li, Chao b g CHN 2680
14 310204 Movsesian, Sergei g ARM 2677
15 4100107 Dreev, Aleksey g RUS 2673
16 2905540 Cheparinov, Ivan g BUL 2672
17 2802007 Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2663
18 13900048 Bologan, Viktor g MDA 2661
19 633429 Edouard, Romain g FRA 2658
20 2900017 Georgiev, Kiril g BUL 2653 *
21 1500015 Agdestein, Simen g NOR 2627
22 5002150 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar g IND 2619
23 24126055 Dubov, Daniil g RUS 2614
24 5004225 Sandipan, Chanda g IND 2609
25 8603405 Wei, Yi g CHN 2607
26 1020854 Van Kampen, Robin g NED 2602

Full list

Schedule - MASTERS


Date Time Round
Tuesday
28 Jan 2014
15.00hrs Round 1
Masters
Wednesday
29 Jan 2014
15.00hrs Round 2
Masters
Thursday
30 Jan 2014
15.00hrs Round 3
Masters
Friday
31 Jan 2014
15.00hrs Round 4
Masters
Saturday
1 Feb 2014
15.00hrs Round 5
Masters
Sunday
2 Feb 2014
15.00hrs Round 6
Masters
Monday
3 Feb 2014
15.00hrs Round 7
Masters
Tuesday
4 Feb 2014
15.00hrs Round 8
Masters
Wednesday
5 Feb 2014
15.00hrs Round 9
Masters
Thursday
6 Feb 2014
11.00hrs Round 10  Masters (followed by play-off  for 1st Prize if required)


Follow Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014 live at ChessBomb with computer analysis.

Official page: Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival

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