Chess Festival showcasing Gibraltar’s historical and heritage sites

International chess returns to Gibraltar in a new and exciting format in January 2022, with play commencing on 24th January with the final round and prize giving dinner taking place on 3rd February.

Minister Joe Bossano of GibInvest said “chess is more than a sport, it is a challenge to the human intellect.” Ten top-rated women players will meet a team of ten similarly-rated men at classical chess in the #GibChess Battle of the Sexes match-tournament. With ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ still fresh in everyone’s mind, this Classical Battle of the Sexes is sure to be a big hit.
Men vs women match-tournaments have been held previously, notably the series of Veterans vs Women dance-themed match-tournaments of the 1990s, but we believe this is the first time that teams of men and women players have been selected to match each other closely in terms of average rating and age.