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The 2016 Sunsure broker event took place in Gibraltar and Spain in June.

Proceedings started with an excellent opening night meal in Nuno’s restaurant at the Caleta Hotel.

A leisurely day in Gibraltar with lunch at The Landings restaurant in Queensway Quay followed the next day. A spectacular evening of dining on board the superb Sunborn Gibraltar at La Sala, a five-star luxury yacht hotel moored in the marina.

Unlike the start to last year the Weather for the beach day at the Octogono Beach Club in Sotogrande was perfect. The tapas lunch was excellent as always.

On the final night everyone gathered for dinner and karaoke in the Banqueting Hall of the Caleta Hotel.

Another fantastic Sunsure was brought to a close with a short but heartfelt speech by James Humphreys.


Congratulations to Hikaru Nakamura (USA), winner for the second year running of the Masters tournament at the 2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival at the Caleta Hotel. Hikaru scored 8/10 (+6,=4) and then won a speed playoff 3-2 to take first prize.

At the award ceremony, Nakamura received the winners cheque for £20,000 from Tradewise CEO James Humphreys.

The festival is sponsored by Tradewise Insurance Company Ltd. Visit the Gibraltar Chess Congress website for more information.

Photos courtesy of Sophie Triay.


ChrysalisWest has released the trailer for the upcoming documentary that focuses on the players of the world renowned Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.


The 2015 Sunsure broker event took place in Gibraltar and Spain in June.

Proceedings started with an excellent opening night meal in Nuno’s restaurant at the Caleta Hotel. Conditions at the San Roque Club in Spain the next day were superb for the annual golf tournament. For the first time the tournament took place on the prestigious Old Course, venue of the 2005 Spanish Open. The individual winner’s trophy was lifted by Andy Francis (Abbeygate), while Matthew Swayne took the prize for longest drive, and Peter Sheppard (Abbeygate) won nearest the pin..

The non-golfers enjoyed a leisurely day in Gibraltar with lunch at The Landings restaurant in Queensway Quay. In true Sunsure tradition, golfers and non-golfers met up in Gibraltar to take the coaches down to Ocean Village for a spectacular evening of dining on board the superb Sunborn Gibraltar, a five-star luxury yacht hotel moored in the marina.

Weather for the beach day at the Octogono Beach Club in Sotogrande wasn’t great, but it brightened up later and the tapas lunch was excellent as always. A few guests threw a ball about in the pool when the sun eventually came out, bravely ignoring the sign prohibiting swimming due to water treatment!

On the final night everyone gathered for dinner and karaoke in the Banqueting Hall of the Caleta Hotel. The karaoke was great fun, once we managed to get The Three Degrees (Alison, Amanda and Natalie) off the stage. We won’t name the good the bad and the ugly, but 'officially' Scott Georgiades (Plan) won the competition based on his screamometer score.

Another fantastic Sunsure was brought to a close with a short but heartfelt speech by James Humphreys.


Click on an Image above to view the final episode of the The Days Play including the closing ceremony for the tournament and more.

American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura has won the 13th Tradewise Gibraltar Masters, which concluded at the Caleta Hotel on Thursday 5 February 2015.

Nakamura drew his last round game against Pentala Harikrishna (India) after a long struggle where white tried to convert an extra pawn in a theoretically hot rook ending.

Nakamura concluded the event with 8½/10 points to claim the top prize of £20,000 and become world #7 on the elo list.

David Howell, playing Black against Hou Yifan, could have reached 8½ had he won but, in trying to do so, overreached and was lost at one stage. Hou Yifan missed her best chance and the game was eventually drawn. Howell earned £16,000.

Hou Yifan was the clear winner of the women’s first prize of £15,000, additional to her prize for sharing third place. Sharing second through fifth women’s prizes were Rout Padmini (India), Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine), Ju Wenjun (China) and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria) 6½.

"The annual Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has established itself as the most prestigious open tournament in the world" - THE SUNDAY TIMES

Photos courtesy of Sophie Triay.


Click on an image above to view the full promo video.

Thanks to the sustained efforts of Gibtelecom, supported by Tradewise and the Caleta Hotel, the 2015 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will be hosting a film crew from UK production company ChrysalisWest throughout this year's event. This exciting and pioneering development is one the organisers are fully committed to.

The crew will be staying and filming at the Caleta, and will be working on two assignments.

The first: a documentary, provisionally titled, 'All The Right Moves', is centred on Gibraltar and its chess festival. The team will be following the festival in both its serious (competitive) and social (fun!) aspects. The objective is to capture the essence of the festival, adding some "on location" touches highlighting Gibraltar's special attractions. The finished film should be ready by the summer.

The second project, provisionally titled 'The Day's Play', will be a Daily Morning Show, highlighting the latest stories, interviews, and other special moments from the festival. This show will be presented by Tania Sachdev. Each episode will last 4 to 5 minutes and will be produced to the highest professional standards.The show will be filmed each morning in a dedicated studio at the Caleta, edited, compressed, and made ready for broadcast each afternoon, at 14:00 CET.


The 2015 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is taking place from Monday 26th January to Thursday 5th February at The Caleta Hotel. This will be the 13th year of the festival with a total prize fund of £175,000.

The organisers are delighted to announce a top line up of players, including three of the best, GM Veselin Topalov, GM Hikaru Nakamura and current Women's World Champion GM Hou Yifan. Due to the popularity of the event, entries for the Masters Tournament are already closed.

The festival is sponsored by Tradewise Insurance Company Ltd. Visit the Gibraltar Chess Congress website for more information

"The annual Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has established itself as the most prestigious open tournament in the world" - THE SUNDAY TIMES