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The Social Side of Chess

Jan 24, 2019


The Gibraltar International Chess Festival is well known for its extensive social calendar of events during the 10 day tournament. The first fun event was a Simul on the Sunday and tonight sees the first Blitz (teams of four) event.

As a curtain-raiser to the Gibraltar International Chess Festival, a simultaneous display was played on Sunday at the Caleta Hotel, with two of the tournament’s star players, Wesley So of the USA and Kateryna Lagno of Russia taking on all-comers in a fun chess event.

In what is known in chess terminology as a ‘tandem simul’ the two stars go round the boards arranged in a large circle, playing alternate moves against a large number of opponents.

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