PRESS RELEASE No. 18 30, January 2012
MASTER CLASSES AT THE TRADEWISE CHESS FESTIVAL
The Master Class has become a major feature of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival. This year has been no exception. So far there have been four Master Classes broadcast from our studio at the Caleta Hotel which have again attracted a global audience of high numbers.
Perhaps the most anticipated Master Class this year was given by the strongest female player in history Judit Polgar proving a huge success and lasting almost one and half hours. A well-attended master class she presented her R2 game against Vyacheslav Ikonnikov.
In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere she chatted to tournament director Stuart Conquest on various aspects of her game and career. Spoke openly about her sisters Susan and Sofia and ‘Polgar Chess Day’ in which all three participate to further promote the game of chess. Judit said she was enjoying her time in Gibraltar and spoke highly of the organisation. She spoke about her new book and she also showed an endgame study which was inspired by a game she played against Alexey Shirov some years ago. Her Master Class provided entertainment and education for players of all strengths where she also took questions from the audience.
The first Master Class of 2012 was given by GM David Howell where he showed his 1 and 2R wins over Gislason and Javakhishvili. GM Emil Sutovsky in his Master Class presented his game against Vladimir Kramnik in Dortmund in 2005. That same night GM Michael Adams, a former winner in 2010, analysed his win over Natalia Zhukova from R1.
There are still have a further two Master Classes to look forward to in this years programme.
YOU CAN VIEW THESE MASTER CLASSES ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS
Judit Polgar Master Class Recorded live from the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival
Part 1: Analyzing the game Polgar – Ikonnikov from round 2: Runtime: 36 minutes
Part 2: Q & A with live audience and online questions via Twitter: Runtime: 31 minutes
Master Class -David Howell
Master Class – Emil Sutovsky
Sutovsky – Kramnik (Dortmund, 2005) and audience questions
Master Class – Michael Adams
Adams’ win over Natalia Zhukova from round 1 and audience questions
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2012 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival