Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 24, 2011, 11:20 AM |
17 | Chess Event Coverage

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival runs from 24 January - 3 February 2011. 

This popular event has a new sponsor - Tradewise Insurance Company Ltd - and a bigger prize fund this year of £126,000.  The winner of the Masters will take home £17,500 and the top woman gets £10,000.

The format of the main event, the Gibraltar Masters, is a 10 round Swiss at standard time controls of 40 moves in 100 minutes, followed by 20 moves in 50 minutes, and then 15 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment from the start.

The masters tournament starts on Tuesday 25 January, with live commentary available at the official website starting from 15:00 local time (GMT+1).

The tournament also has its own Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as webcam broadcasts from the playing hall.

Last year's champion Michael Adams is back to defend his title, but just pipping him as top seed this year is Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured above).  Sadly, the new women's world champion Hou Yifan has had to withdraw due to a serious illness in her family.

The top 100 entrants are listed below.

Nadezhda Kosintseva, Stuart Conquest (tournament director) and Tatiana Kosintseva. The Russian chess sisters gave a tandem simul yesterday, winning 20 games, drawing 2 and losing none
(picture from the official website)

Kosintsevas_Conquest_Gibraltar.jpg

 

Ivanchuk, Vassily GM UKR 2764
Adams, Michael GM ENG 2723
Caruana, Fabiano GM ITA 2721
Vallejo Pons, Francisco GM ESP 2698
Bologan, Viktor GM MDA 2693
Sasikiran, Krishnan GM IND 2690
Onischuk, Alexander GM USA 2689
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GM ROU 2678
Georgiev, Kiril GM BUL 2669
Harikrishna, Pentala GM IND 2667
Short, Nigel GM ENG 2658
Fridman, Daniel GM GER 2655
Roiz, Michael GM ISR 2649
Sandipan, Chanda GM IND 2641
Edouard, Romain GM FRA 2634
Iordachescu, Viorel GM MDA 2634
Berg, Emanuel GM SWE 2627
Akobian, Varuzhan GM USA 2618
Iturrizaga, Eduardo GM VEN 2611
Kotronias, Vasilios GM GRE 2599
Gopal, GN GM IND 2597
Jones, Gawain GM ENG 2593
Erdos, Viktor GM HUN 2593
Kacheishvili, Giorgi GM GEO 2585
Felgaer, Ruben GM ARG 2585
Ikonnikov, Vyacheslav GM RUS 2580
Mikhalevski, Victor GM ISR 2579
Andersson, Ulf GM SWE 2579
Kulaots, Kaido GM EST 2577
Buhmann, Rainer GM GER 2572
Fier, Alexandr GM BRA 2571
Kosintseva, Tatiana GM RUS 2570 w
Lafuente, Pablo GM ARG 2565
Lemos, Damian GM ARG 2553
Kosintseva, Nadezhda IM RUS 2552 w
Le Roux, Jean-Pierre GM FRA 2551
Dzagnidze, Nana GM GEO 2550 w
Stefanova, Antoaneta GM BUL 2546 w
Korchnoi, Viktor GM SUI 2544
Robson, Ray GM USA 2532
Kanep, Meelis GM EST 2531
Rapport, Richard GM HUN 2531
Sengupta, Deep GM IND 2530
Cmilyte, Viktorija GM LTU 2526 w
Speelman, Jon GM ENG 2524
Harika, Dronavalli IM IND 2520 w
Cabrera, Alexis GM ESP 2518
Cramling, Pia GM SWE 2516 w
Hoffmann, Michael GM GER 2506
Gallagher, Joe GM SUI 2501
El Debs, Felipe de Cresce GM BRA 2499
Zhu Chen GM QAT 2495 w
Zatonskih, Anna IM USA 2493 w
Soffer, Ram GM ISR 2489
Krush, Irina IM USA 2483 w
Arghyadip, Das IM IND 2479
Pogonina, Natalia WGM RUS 2472 w
Gaponenko, Inna IM UKR 2466 w
Bellaiche, Anthony IM FRA 2458
Shen Yang WGM CHN 2455 w
Fernandez Romero, Ernesto IM ESP 2453
Melia, Salome IM GEO 2449 w
Vernay, Clovis IM FRA 2446
Zhukova, Natalia GM UKR 2441 w
Battaglini, Gabriel IM FRA 2437
Molina, Roberto Junio Brito IM BRA 2428
Monroy, Charles IM FRA 2421
Vaibhav, Suri IM IND 2421
Mullon, Jean-Baptiste IM FRA 2420
Nezad, Husein Aziz IM QAT 2420
Houska, Jovanka IM ENG 2419 w
Sarkar, Justin IM USA 2418
Boskovic, Drasko IM SRB 2418
Slavin, Alexei IM RUS 2417
Stokke, Kjetil FM NOR 2413
Andersen, Mads FM DEN 2410
Wohl, Alex IM AUS 2409
Debashis, Das IM IND 2406
Thomassen, Joachim IM NOR 2404
Bellon Lopez, Juan Manuel GM ESP 2404
Karim, Ismael IM MAR 2375
Bellin, Robert IM ENG 2367
Cummings, David IM CAN 2366
Vuilleumier, Alexandre IM SUI 2364
Jones, Richard S FM WLS 2361
Karavade, Eesha IM IND 2353 w
Estremera Panos, Sergio IM ESP 2352
Illner, Achim Dr FM GER 2345
Peek, Marcel IM NED 2342
Tabatt, Hendrik
GER 2342
Kantans, Toms FM LAT 2342
Zaremba, Andrie FM USA 2339
Getz, Nicolai FM NOR 2334
Kolbus, Dietmar IM GER 2332
Dittmar, Peter FM GER 2328
Weber, Tom FM LUX 2310
Estrada Nieto, Julian IM MEX 2309
Bergstrom, Rolf FM SWE 2307
Forsaa, Espen FM NOR 2306
Wahlbom, Magnus
SWE 2305
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