Gibtelecom Chess Festival 2008: Schedule

 

CONGRESS DATES

 

Gibtelecom Masters (Open to all) - 22-31January 2008 (10 rounds Swiss, FIDE rated)

Challengers A (Under 2250) - 22-26 January 2008 (5 rounds Swiss, FIDE rated)

Challengers B (Under 2250) - 27-31 January 2008 (5 rounds Swiss, FIDE rated)

Amateur A (Under 1850) - 22-26 January 2008 (5 rounds Swiss)

Amateur B (Under 1850) - 27-31 January 2008 (5 rounds Swiss)

Evening events (as announced during the event)

Junior Congress - 2-3 February 2008.

Special Events, Registration, Prize-Giving - click here for details

 

All events hosted by the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar


 

GIBTELECOM MASTERS EVENT - 22-31 JANUARY 2008

 

 

SHORT DRAWS

 

Draws by mutual agreement in under 30 moves are not allowed. There must be no pre-arranged or tacit agreements to draw games of any length, by repetition or otherwise. Genuine draws by repetition or stalemate are acceptable.


 

The main playing hall at the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar

WEEK ONE EVENTS - 22-26 JANUARY 2008

 

Play daily at 10.00hrs from 22 to 26 January 2008.

The rate of play is all the moves in 100 minutes + 10 seconds per move added from the start. The games rarely last more than four hours and competitors can play in the Masters as well as a morning event.

 

WEEK TWO EVENTS - 27-31 JANUARY 2008

 

Play daily at 10.00hrs from 27 to 31 January 2008.

The rate of play is all the moves in 100 minutes + 10 seconds per move added from the start. The games rarely last more than four hours and competitors can play in the Masters as well as a morning event.


 

JUNIOR (UNDER 18) CONGRESS - 2-3 FEBRUARY 2008

 

Separate details will be available from the Caleta Hotel. Email


 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Monday

21

by 20:00 hrs

Registration at the Caleta Hotel

Monday

21

from 22:00 hrs

Display of Pairings

Tuesday

22

from 22:00 hrs

Poker Master Class

Wednesday

23

from 21:00 hrs

Teams of 4 Blitz, prize money £600

Thursday

24

from 14:00 hrs

Blindfold simultaneous display by Ian Rogers

Thursday

24

from 21:00 hrs

Chess Master Class

Friday

25

from 21:00 hrs

Chess Master Class

Saturday

26

from 16:00 hrs

Challengers A and Amateur A prizegiving

Saturday

26

from 21:00 hrs

Chess Master Class

Sunday

27

from 21:00 hrs

Chess Master Class

Sunday

27

from 22:00 hrs

Poker Master Class

Monday

28

from 21:00 hrs

Chess Master Class

Tuesday

29

from 21:00 hrs

Team pairs blitz (team total rating not to exceed 4600), prize money £600

Thursday

31

from 21:00 hrs

Gala Prizegiving Dinner at the Caleta Hotel attended by the Honourable Peter Caruana, Chief Minister of Gibraltar.

 

RATINGS AND GRADES

 

All games in Masters, Challengers and Amateur events shall be graded in the English Chess Federation List. The Masters and both Challengers shall be FIDE Rated.

 

COMMENTARY

 

 

CHESS MASTER CLASSES

 

Selected games by non-professional players or analysis of their own games shall be the subject of master classes offered by grandmasters, including Alexander Beliavsky, Hikaru Nakamura and Ian Rogers.

 

CHESS COACHING

 

 

POKER MASTER CLASSES

 

These shall be conducted by Stewart Reuben. Stewart is author of many books on the subject.

 

CHESS ON DVD

 

Programmes with a chess content shall be shown during the congress.

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