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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gibraltar Chess Festival: Battle of Sexes Charity Event Video

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Hi everyone,

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2013 is on. On the sidelines of the main chess tournament, a special charity event was also organised. A match-up, on a giant chess set, between the ladies team consisting of Jovanka Houska (England), Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia), Zhao Xue (China), Valentina Gunina (Russia), Tania Sachdev (India) and Viktorija Cmilyte (Lithuania) versus the men: Gata Kamsky (USA), Gawain Jones (England), Emil Sutovsky (Israel), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) and Kiril Georgiev, as a (fun!) part of the Gibraltar Chess Festival 2013 was enjoyed by everyone. Here is the video from the official website of the event: 

The three match blitz event raised £1000 for charity. It was held in the Bay Restaurant on Saturday evening. It was won 2-1 by the men in a close contest. The first game was played at 15 minutes per team; games two and three at 7 minutes. 

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