Gibraltar Chess Festival 2019

The Gibraltar International Chess Festival at the Caleta Hotel has been among the best opens in the world for many years. Once again many of the world's best players take part, including Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Yu Yangyi, Hikaru Nakamura, David Navara and Akrkadij Naiditsch. Among the 250 players in the Masters group are 14 players with an Elo rating over 2700.

Thanks to high special prizes for the best female players, many top women have participated, and 2019 is no exception. Among the starting list you find Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun, and six more of the Top 10. 

The first prize overall GBP £25,000. In case of a tie for first, there will be a rapid playoff. The top scoring woman receives £15,000.

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