The Tradewise Masters in Gibraltar, one of the largest and best and richest tournaments in Europe, ended tonight with a blitz finish, Vitiugov of Russia beating England’s Short. Nigel tied for first place with M Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) and C Sandipan (IND). These four tied on 8/10.
Fifth place was shared by a host of stars;
K Georgiev (BLG), M Adams (ENG), D Navara (CZE), G Kamsky (USA), V Ivanchuk (UKR), Yu Yangyi (CHN), I Salgado-Lopez (ESP), D Fridman (GER) and Zhao Xue – top lady – also from (CHN). This group scored 7.5.
Amongst those on 7 was GCB Jones (ENG); Jovanka Houska and SJ Gordon (both ENG) got 6.5; RS Jones (WLS) 6 … 247 players.