Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Shirov confirmed for 2006 Gibraltar Chess Tournament

Alex Shirov will be back in Gibraltar next year to participate in the fourth Gibraltar Chess Tournament.

Shirov ranked within the worlds top ten players, has already agreed to participate in competition which will take place 24 January to 2 February.

“Not only is it unusual for a player of Shirov’s calibre to participate in an open tournament but it is also very unusual for a player to commit to play in a tournament so far in advance,” explained one of the organisers.

“Yet again this event clashes with the prestigious Wijk an Zee Chess Tournament, and to secure a player such as Shirov must surely prove that Gibraltar is now a firm and highly regarded fixture on the chess calendar,” added the organiser.

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