• 20-year old Russian GM the new Gib Masters champion

    20-year old Russian GM the new Gib Masters champion0

    Grandmaster Vladislav Artemiev is the 2019 Gibraltar chess champion. The 20 year old entered the tenth and final round of the Gibraltar International Chess Festival yesterday leading the field with 7½ points from a possible nine. He won the 2019 Gibraltar Masters tournament with a brilliant win against the Chinese grandmaster Yu Yangyi. He finished

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  • CM meets youngest Grandmaster at chess festival

    CM meets youngest Grandmaster at chess festival0

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo met the youngest Grandmaster at the 2019 Gibraltar International Chess Festival yesterday. Also the second youngest Grandmaster in the history of the game, 12 year old Dommaraju Gukesh from India, exchanged a few moves on the chess board with Mr Picardo after which he commented: “Impressive, he beat me in three

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  • Governor and Deputy Chief Minister visit chess festival

    Governor and Deputy Chief Minister visit chess festival0

    The Gibraltar International Chess Festival has seen visits this week from the Governor and the Deputy Chief Minister who have been impressed by the success of the festival’s world-wide growth in its 17 year history. The Gibraltar Masters now in its final days will have a 2019 winner on Thursday. Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis

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  • #Alice’sTable: Chess is the word at any age

    #Alice’sTable: Chess is the word at any age0

    China is next on his travels. Why? Quite simply because chess has a huge following there and this is where chess specialist, journalist, commentator and presenter Leontxo Garcia has been invited to present his next lecture on his favourite sport. The fact is Leontxo travels world-wide promoting, writing and talking about the positives of this

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  • First move for Sir Joe as chess festival gets under way

    First move for Sir Joe as chess festival gets under way0

    Bringing chess to the Rock and bringing the Rock to the attention of the world is hugely important locally, Sir Joe Bossano, Minister for Economic Development, said yesterday at the start of the 17th edition of the Gibraltar International Chess Festival. With 250 players registered for the Gibraltar Masters over the 2019 10-day event, it

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  • Gib’s top junior chess players benefit from first ever chess seminar

    Gib’s top junior chess players benefit from first ever chess seminar0

    A new chess initiative as part of the Gibraltar International Chess Festival got off the ground yesterday at the University of Gibraltar. Some 16 of the Rock’s junior top chess players are participating in the first ever chess seminar to be held locally and led by chess professionals Ukraine Grand Masters and former Women’s World

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