Gibraltar Masters Chess 2014 with Live Streaming
GM Irina Krush is the reigning US women's champion. GM Simon Williams was the joint winner of the London Chess Classic Open 2010. Irina and Simon are no strangers to Gibraltar, Irina having taken part in the Masters on many occasions.
In their opening remarks Irina and Simon welcomed all those who had especially tuned in for Round One of The Masters.
Irina Krush: “Gibraltar has long-established itself as one of the best open tournaments in the world but I think this year it is much stronger. There are 10 players over 2700 and 27 players over 2600 as well as some of the best women players in the world.”
Simon Williams: “There are so many people who can win this tournament this year. Twenty-five top players have a chance to win in this competition. It is really completely wide open.”
For all information, as well as live commentaries, Masterclasses, and interviews, the dedicated festival website, powered by Gibtelecom, is www.gibraltarchesscongress.com - well worth checking out on a daily basis.
The festival venue is the Caleta Hotel. The festival closes on Thursday, February 6th, with a banquet and prize-giving ceremony.
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