The 2014 edition of the World’s strongest private open-tournament begins next week! The TradeWise event in Gibraltar will see close to 70 gms, 38 ims, 8-wgms and 3-wims grace the halls of the Caleta Hotel for close to two weeks. Online coverage is guaranteed to be the best to be had anywhere…
I have played in Gibraltar several times in the past, the last time being 2007. With the disappearance of the Aeroflot Moscow tournament, only Gibraltar and Cappelle la Grande remain of the top-three SUPER OPEN tournaments in Europe (or the world, for that matter!). I will be bringing with me two of my best Portuguese students. Other Canadians include Eric Hansen and Aman Hambleton (there are listed another 5 or 6 Canadians playing in the lower sections)
Hansen (left) will be gunning for one of the top prizes while Hambleton will be most likely be concentrating on a gm-norm. Good luck to both!