Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival (official website)
Checking out the line-up for the Masters (Open) with 244 players, I am trying to pick out chess femmes along with American players and stopped after the first 100, LOL!
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Action starts at 8:00 p.m. on January 27th. GM Irina Krush, reigning U.S. Women's Champion, will be providing commentary along with GM Simon Williams.
As you can see from the line-up, some of the best female chessplayers in the world will be competing against top level male talent at Gibraltar. May the hand of the Goddess be upon the chess femmes and bring them all victory!
This great tournament always attracts top female chess talent because of the prizes. There are separate prizes awarded to women and they are also eligible to compete for the Open prizes. Should you win, you take the best and leave the rest on the table for another player.
Women's Prizes: If there is a tie for the top women’s prize, the tie is resolved in favour of the woman with the highest performance rating, who will receive the prize of £15,000. All other prizes will not be subject to a tie-break and prize money other than the first prize will be divided equally amongst the players.
Open to all Women