The 2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is taking place from January 25th to February 4, at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar.

The traditional 10-round Swiss FIDE event s one of the strongest open chess tournaments in the world and its hefty prize fund attracted many top players. The first prize is £20,000, while the best female player will be awarded £15,000.

Top players: Last year’s winner Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787, Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2785, Anand, Viswanathan IND 2784, Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2755, Li, Chao CHN 2751, Yu, Yangyi CHN 2747, Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2732, Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2727, Rapport, Richard HUN 2721, Fressinet, Laurent FRA 2700

Info: Official website

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