5th Gibraltar Chess Festival 2007
23rd January to February 1st 2007
Official website: www.gibraltarchesscongress.com
The 5th Gibraltar International runs from 23rd January to February 1st. Keti Grant, Keith Ruxton and Ivan Stokes are competing in the top Masters section which is headed by GM Michael Adams.
Gibraltar: The strategic 2.2 square miles
of limestone rock at the mouth of the Mediterranean was captured by
forces of Admiral Sir George Rooke after a three
day assault during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1704. Gibraltar
was ceded to Britain, for ever by the Treaty
of Utrecht in 1713. The treaty was signed for Britain by the diplomat
and bishop John
appropriate that an Admiral Rooke and a Bishop should be principal
players in a location which has quickly become a major port of call
on the international chess circuit.