Meanwhile, 'Gibraltar' is under way and Judit Polgar will give a Masterclass

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Besides the Tata Steel tournament, another strong event has started a few days ago: the 2012 Tradewise Chess Festival. After three rounds only Nigel Short, Mickey Adams, Hou Yifan, Sabino Brunello and Ruben Felgaer still have a 100% score.

EventTradewise Chess Festival | PGN via TWIC
DatesJanuary 24th-February 2nd, 2012
LocationGibraltar, UK
SystemSwiss, different groups
PlayersTop players in the Masters include Peter Svidler, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Michael Adams, Zoltan Almasi, Le Quang Liem, Judit Polgar and Alexei Shirov
Rate of play100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds increment for each move starting from the first move.

This year the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival celebrates its 10th edition. The open tournament, the Gibraltar Masters, has the largest concentration of grandmasters and players ever. The event started on Tuesday, 24 January, and so three rounds have been played so far. 

Among the players who are on 3/3 we don't find the two top seeds, Peter Svidler and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. After beating Jovanka Houska in the first round, Svidler had to be satisfied with a draw against both Artur Jussupow and Anna Muzychuk. Mamedyarov won his first two games, but then suffered a loss against Nigel Short, who explains his win here:

Tonight Judit Polgar will be giving a Masterclass in the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar. You'll be able to follow it online here!
 
After the Tata Steel tournament we'll be covering the tournament in Gibraltar more extensively.

Selection of games rounds 1-3

 
 

 

Tradewise Chess Festival | Masters | Round 3 standings (top 30)

Rk.TitleNameFEDRtgPts.TB1
1GMShort Nigel DENG26773.03348.0
2GMAdams MichaelENG27243.03345.0
3GMHou YifanCHN26053.03311.0
4GMBrunello SabinoITA25813.03260.0
5GMFelgaer RubenBRA25713.03195.0
6GMParligras Mircea-EmilianROU26502.52805.0
7GMLe Quang LiemVIE27142.52802.0
8GMPolgar JuditHUN27102.52789.0
9GMLaznicka ViktorCZE27042.52787.0
10GMSasikiran KrishnanIND27002.52783.0
11GMMovsesian SergeiARM27002.52779.0
12GMHowell David W LENG26032.52772.0
13GMDavid AlbertoLUX25982.52760.0
14GMKoneru HumpyIND25892.52751.0
15GMKulaots KaidoEST25812.52728.0
16GMGustafsson JanGER26432.52713.0
17GMShirov AlexeiLAT27102.52703.0
18IMMuzychuk AnnaSLO25802.52693.0
19GMJussupow ArturGER25692.52676.0
20IMZatonskih AnnaUSA25062.52625.0
21GMFier AlexandrBRA26032.52611.0
22CMOsuna Vega EnriqueESP21222.52526.0
23GMGopal G NIND25662.52520.0
24GMRapport RichardHUN25432.52512.0
25GMDzagnidze NanaGEO25352.52496.0
26IMHuschenbeth NiclasGER25182.52467.0
27 Allor ChukwukaNGR21452.52389.0
28 Sos Andreu EricESP21132.52284.0
29GMMamedyarov ShakhriyarAZE27472.02677.0
30GMFridman DanielGER26602.02666.0

 

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