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Congratulations to Hikaru Nakamura (USA), winner for the third year running of the Masters tournament at the 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival at the Caleta Hotel. Hikaru scored 8/10 (+6,=4) and then won a speed playoff 1½-½ defeating GM David Anton Guijarro (ESP) to take first prize. Ju Wenjun won the Women's prize and takes home £15,000.

Four-time womens world champion Hou Yifan, Queen of Chess, added some drama to the festival by conceding her last-round game after just five moves. The reason given for doing so was due to her disatisfaction over the "unbelievable and weird" pairings made throughout the event.

At the award ceremony, Nakamura received the winners cheque for £23,000 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 & John Saunders.


Tradewise launches the all new TW64 chess site foucsing on the success of its Facebook and Twitter presence within the Chess community to bring you all the latest news from all the events happening gloabally as well as those sponsored by Tradewise. Get involved and head over to the site @ Tradewise64


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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 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.