Now in its 13th year, the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival goes from strength to strength. The 2015 event starts on 26 January. To date the Masters section has an amazing 248 entrants, including some 70 Grandmasters! David Spence is the only Suffolk player entered.
The Festival has a total prize fund of £175,000, with a first prize in the Masters of £20,000.
Subsidiary events include the Challengers and Amateurs, with both week 1 and week 2 sections. The total entry in the Festival currently exceeds 450.
Whilst no other Suffolk players have entered so far, it is understood that David Brown intends to play. He, and others, have until 16 January to enter if they wish to avoid paying a late entry fee.