Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 21-31 Jan 2013

GM Vassily Ivanchuk

GM Vassily Ivanchuk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The 11th edition of the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is only nine days away and it promises to be as prestigious and exciting as the previous ten. Incidentally, if you are still hoping to play in the Masters… you’re too late! It’s reached maximum capacity. (But there is still room in the Challengers Under 2250 or Amateur Under 1900 tournaments if you are eligible).

With ten tournaments now played, the Gibraltar Festival already has a bit of history behind it and maybe it’s time to consider a few stats and records. For example, let’s look at the most impressive victory in terms of score and rating performance: that goes to Ukrainian super-GM Vasily Ivanchuk in 2011, when he ran up an amazing 9/10 score and was only 32 rating points shy of 3000. That’s right – a TPR of 2968!

via ChessBase.com – Chess News – Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2013 starts next Monday.

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