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"The Gibraltar International Chess Festival is the strongest and best-organised event of its kind in the world" - Financial Times

"The most prestigious open tournament in the world" - Sunday Times

The Gibraltar International Chess Festival was founded in 2008 by Brian Callaghan, a chess fanatic and owner of the stunning Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar. Since launching, the event has grown year-on-year to become the world's overall best chess tournament, as voted by the Association of Chess Professionals.

Chess players and spectators enjoy the sights of Gibraltar by day and the variety of entertainment organised by the festival at night! The destination is packed with history and natural heritage, but in addition it boasts all the modern amenities that you would expect in a bustling European City.

Come and enjoy 11 days of entertainment, socialising and competition. To discover more, please visit our website, Twitter page & YouTube channel!


From 20th Jan , 9:30am
To 31st Jan , 8:30pm

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