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Sunday, May 15, 2011

GM Paco Vallejo leads Bahía Feliz International chess tournament in Spain after four rounds

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Hello everyone, 

GM Paco Vallejo is leading after four rounds at the Bahía Feliz International chess tournament taking place from May 12-21 at the Hotel Orquidea on Gran Canaria, Spain. Ten players are participating in the round robin event supported by Bahía Feliz Invest S.L., the Spanish subsidiary of the Krulich Group. Paco Vallejo is leading and the top rated woman player at the event is WGM Sabrina Vega.
There is also the current world's youngest grandmaster Ukrainian Illya Nyzhny, 14, also playing at the event along with Austria's top rated player Markus Ragger who is currently placed second.

Round 4 results:
GM Mecking Henrique - IM Bromberger Stefan 0 - 1
GM Ragger Markus - GM Hertneck Gerald ½ - ½
GM Vallejo Pons Francisco - GM Nyzhnyk Illya 1 - 0
GM Granda Zuniga Julio E - GM Mateo Ramon postponed
WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina - GM Kindermann Stefan ½ - ½

Round 4 standings:
1. GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2722 - 3.5
2. GM Ragger Markus AUT 2674 - 3.0
3. GM Hertneck Gerald GER 2552 - 2.5
4-6. GM Nyzhnyk Illya UKR 2583, GM Kindermann Stefan AUT 2515 and GM Mecking Henrique BRA 2577 - 2.0
7. GM Granda Zuniga Julio E PER 2614 (-1) - 1.5
8-9. IM Bromberger Stefan GER 2505 and GM Mateo Ramon DOM 2422 (-1) - 1.0
10. WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina ESP 2306 - 0.5

You can also access the official website for additional details.

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