Caruana - 2823 [USA]
2016 US champion, Fabiano's peak live rating of 2851 is the 3rd highest in
history. 1st= at the 2016 Isle of Man Open. Led the USA to gold
in the Baku Olympiad. Fabiano's only
previous visit to Gibraltar came in 2011 - we welcome him back.
Vachier-Lagrave - 2811 [FRA]
established as one of the very best players in the world, Maxime
clearly relishes the special atmosphere and challenge of playing
on the Rock. In 2016 he lost the Masters play-off to Hikaru
by the narrowest margin. Will 2017 be his year?
Nakamura - 2779 [USA]
(2008/2015/2016) Gibraltar winner, Hikaru has impressed greatly
here, forcing his way to the top with drive and determination.
For 2017 the field is tougher than ever - will he achieve a
record-breaking 4th victory?