The traditional Gibraltar Chess Festival is going to take place 21-31 January, 2013. Seven players from the 2700 club are headliners in this year’s event. Top seeded is Vassily Ivanchuk, who won the 2011 Gibraltar Masters with 9,0/10 with a rating performance of 2968. His main competitors are the heroes of Gibtelecom 2010, Gata Kamsky and Michael Adams. Back then Kamsky scored an impressive and unbeaten 7½/10 in the Gibraltar Masters with a TPR of 2719 to finish shared first, while Adams won the title after tiebreaks.

The other participants from the 2700 club will be Anand’s second and winner of the 2011 Gyorgy Marx memorial Radoslaw Wojtaszek, the top French player and recent winner of European Blitz Chess Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the legendary Alexei Shirov, and the number-one ranked player in Vietnam and the 39th strongest active player in the world Le Quang Liem.

Михалыч в первом туре не осилил 2200+
Что же это делается то, граждане....
White: GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2758
Black: Zygouris Hristos GRE 2218
Date: Tue Jan 22 2013
Result: ½-½

А тем временем лидирует Микки Адамс с перформансом ~3200
Карлсончег отдыхает

Larsen Hagen, Brede Andre (2034) - Carlsen, Magnus (2710)

Carlsen, Magnus (2765) - Adan Bermudez, Sergio (2137)

White: GM Shirov Alexei 2708 (6)
Black: GM Al-Sayed Mohammed 2507 (6)
Date: Thu Jan 31 2013
Result: 1-0