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Gib Masters First Move

Jan 22, 2019

Gibraltar’s Minister for Economic Development Sir Joe Bossano visited the Gibraltar International Chess Festival for the very first time, officially making the First Move.

Addressing the packed hall of players, he said, chess was more than a sport “it was a challenge to the human intellect and his Ministry was delighted” to be supporting this event financially.

The First Move was made on the top board where top seed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave from France was playing his first round game against IM Kiik Kalle from Estonia.

“Bringing chess to Gibraltar and bringing Gibraltar to the attention of the world is hugely important locally.”

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