Governor of Gibraltar visits Gibratar's International Chess Festival

Gibraltar's Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis visited the fourth edition of Gibraltar's international festival and was given a lesson on chess skills.

A statement from Gibraltar's International Chess Festival reads: 

For the fourth successive year Gibraltar’s Governor Lieutenant General Edward Davis visited the Gibraltar International Chess Festival. 

It was Chief Arbiter Laurent Freyd who took Mr Davis into the playing areas where he was not just interested in the games on the top boards but many others across the room including the game with the youngest GM in the Gibraltar Masters 12-year-old Gukesh from India. 

Interviewed by Jovanka Houska, commentator and British Women’s Champion, on the daily web show streamed across the world Lieutenant General Edward Davis said Gibraltar felt very proud of its contribution to the great game and how it had helped its progression around the world as it is streamed live. 

“Little Gibraltar has again proved it does not have to be big to be mighty and it has developed a relationship with global world chess which Gibraltar is very proud of.”

He further commented how the festival was a great platform to develop some Gibraltarian players. 

“Competition is one legacy but how fantastic to see a budding generation of Gibraltarian chess players coming through,” he added. 

On arrival they were met by festival founder Brian Callaghan, director Stuart Conquest, hotel General Manager and festival organiser Franco Ostuni and team members of the Gibraltar International Chess Festival. 

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