Gibraltar: Masterclasses with Adhiban and more

by ChessBase
1/28/2019 – One of the most popular side-events of the Gibraltar Chess Festival is the evening "masterclass", in which top stars are invited to give a moderated lecture from the live webcast studio. It's a relaxed atmosphere and a lot of fun, but also instructive. This year's guests have been Hikaru Nakamura, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh and — on Monday evening — Indian GM Adhiban Baskaran.

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Learn from and about top players

There's a wealth of entertaining and education video coming out of Gibraltar, and one of the returning traditions in 2019 is the "Masterclass" series, where players from the Masters group are invited for a Q&A and a look at one or more career highlights in front of a live audience.

This year's featured "Masters" are former US Champion Hikaru Nakamura, Iranian IM Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, and Indian number four Adhiban Baskaran.

Nakamura and Khademalsharieh are available on-demand, below. Adhiban's was the most recent, held on Monday evening in Gibraltar, following Round 7.

Masterclass with GM Adhiban Baskaran

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GM Stuart Conquest moderates the 52-minute session with the up-and-coming Iranian star. She shows her two wins over grandmasters from earlier in the tournament.


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