Tradewise Gibraltar Masters
The 15th Tradewise Gibraltar Masters is taking place in the Caleta Hotel from January 24 to February 2, 2017. The 10-round, 250-player open sees Top 10 stars Nakamura, Caruana and MVL compete for a £23,000 first prize, while the women's top prize of £15,000 has again attracted Women's World Champion Hou Yifan and many of the world's best female players.
Players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes until the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. A tie for first place will be settled in a speed play-off. The Gibraltar Chess Festival also features four separate amateur tournaments. Official website: www.gibraltarchesscongress.com