Garcia Meets Chess Legend Karpov

Russian chess legend Anatoly Karpov, a former World Chess Champion and one of the greatest chess players in history, was in Gibraltar ahead of the 18th edition of the Gibraltar International Chess Festival. The brief but hectic visit saw him give a masterly 29-board simul at the Caleta Hotel for early arrivals at the festival on the Sunday night lasting close to five hours. He also held a masterclass for the Rock’s junior players and met with the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia.

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Sir Joe Bossano Visits The Chess Festival

Sir Joe Bossano visited the Gibraltar International Chess Festival on day four of the Gibraltar Masters. Making the opening move at the start of play between Ivan Cheparinov from Georgia and Maksim Chigaev from Russia, he said Gibraltar was very lucky and proud to host the festival and how it had grown in strength annually over the past 18 years.

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