12th Gibraltar Tradewise International Chess begins with Record Participation
The 12th edition of the Gibraltar Tradewise International Chess Festival got off to a great start today at the Caleta Hotel. Chess Grandmasters have travelled from all over the world to participate in this year’s festival which is sure to be the best yet. This year there are players from countries including China and Mongolia.
The first move in the Amateur and Challenger tournaments which began today was carried out by two of the youngest members of staff at Gibteleco. Rachel Holgado a regulatory officer and Craig Lima, an apprentice. The young chess player is Irene Nicolas Zapata from Spain who recently won the silver medal in the under 16 category at the World Youth Championships.
The Masters tournament running simultaneously over the 10-day festival starts tomorrow Tuesday at 3 pm.