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Battle of the Sexes 2022 - Press Release 5

Dec 20, 2021

John Saunders reports: Over the past 18 years the Gibraltar International Chess Festival has proved a magnet for the world’s top players and amongst them have been a host of world chess champions, as players, commentators or simply visitors.

Firstly, let’s consider women’s world champions: all those who have held the world title during the existence of the festival have played here at least once, except for Xu Yuhua of China who won the 2006 women’s world championship and retired from chess in 2011, and Anna Ushenina who won the world title in 2012.