John Saunders reports: firstly, a very merry Christmas to one and all, from everyone at #GibChess. Since it’s the time of year when everyone plans to socialise with their family, friends and workmates, perhaps it’s a good time to remember all the social events that are an integral part of our highly popular chess festival.
Just as Christmas is a festival, so is #GibChess. It’s not just a chess tournament. After a hard day’s chess there is a full programme of evening events to suit the taste of every player. If you want to learn a little more about the game, there are master classes with some of the world’s top players, such as Veselin Topalov or Vassily Ivanchuk.