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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 Robinson.


How 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.


 

 




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