Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Gibraltar 2020

One of the years biggest swiss events, Gibraltar Masters 2020 is about to get underway later this evening. This yearly chess festival is incredibly popular, so much so that the entries for the masters is capped at around 250 players. However, they also organise a number of side events for lower rated players, so no one really misses out.
India has the largest representation with 32 players, while Australia has 1 representative, IM Rishi Sardana. There are 85 GM's in the field, and the bottom half starts at 2400!
Some of the side events are already up and running, including the popular morning Amateurs. Checking in the live coverage I have already spotted a quick win by well known arbiter David Sedgwick.

Sedgwick,David (1894) - Dhanwani,Aditya (1565) [C02]
Gibraltar Chess Amateurs A Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar (2.19)

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