The 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has confirmed what we already knew: every round of the world’s best open provides drama, exciting match-ups and tactical shots of all kinds, meaning there’s always something for spectators to follow.
After 6 rounds 3 players lead with 5,5 out of 6, with only Hikaru Nakamura and Mickey Adams among them counting as pre-tournament favourites.
The overlap of the Gibraltar Masters with the traditional Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk aan Zee has inevitably led to comparisons as to which offers more to spectators. The presence of Magnus Carlsen in the Netherlands is hard to compete with, but the events in Gibraltar have arguably offered more drama. Luckily, though, we don’t need to choose and can enjoy both!
The Masters Rd7 starts at 15.00 CET today. As usual there will be LIVE coverage with expert analysis and commentary direct from the Caleta Hotel with GM Simon Williams and IM Jovanka Houska. Sit back and follow the coverage.
Of course the Gibraltar Chess Festival isn’t only about the chess, with the social programme including the famous Battle of the Sexes, which you can watch below: