Grand Prix Gibraltar January 17-29 2021

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Mick Norris
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Grand Prix Gibraltar January 17-29 2021

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:55 pm

Pete Doggers
The Gibraltar tournament will be the fourth and final leg of the Women's Grand Prix, which was supposed to be held on May 2-15, 2020 in Sardinia, Italy. The coronavirus pandemic made that impossible.

So far, three tournaments were played in the series: in Skolkovo (September 2019), Monaco (December 2019), and Lausanne (March 2020). At the moment, GM Aleksandra Goryachkina leads the series, having played in all three tournaments. She won't be playing in Gibraltar because all players play only three of the four legs.
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David Sedgwick
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Re: Grand Prix Gibraltar January 17-29 2021

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:41 pm

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Tim Harding
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Re: Grand Prix Gibraltar January 17-29 2021

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:23 pm

Well it is good they can at least host this event though the Open is cancelled.
I hope it goes ahead OK and that 2022 will see the full festival return.
The Caleta Hotel, a traditional venue for this annual gathering of great minds, will be turned into an isolated environment to ensure the safety of the participants, and avoid any risks associated with COVID-19. There will be no other guests in the hotel during the entire duration of the event apart from the participants and the organizing team, and the competition will be held subject to and in accordance with Gibraltar Government Health Protocols.
Tim Harding
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Author of 'Steinitz in London,' British Chess Literature to 1914', 'Joseph Henry Blackburne: A Chess Biography', and 'Eminent Victorian Chess Players'

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