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Thursday, May 26, 2011

GM Ruben Felgaer is chess champion of FIDE Zone 2.5, qualifies for World Cup

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Hello everybody,

The Zonal 2.5 Chess Championship, a qualifying tournament for the Khanty Mansiysk World Cup 2011, was played from May 16 to 24 in Asuncion, Paraguay. Argentina's Grandmaster Ruben Felgaer defeated Paraguayan GM-elect Jose Cubas in the last round to take a clear first place and qualify for the World Cup of Chess. In the photo you can see  Ruben Felgaer with Victor Salinas, president of the Paraguayan Chess Federation. The other qualifier was to be decided in the tiebreak match after Grandmasters Sandro Mareco and Axel Bachmann shared the second place with 6.5 points each. Mareco was victorious, by 1.5-0.5, and marked a double celebration for Argentina. The tournament was organized by the Paraguayan Chess Federation under the auspices of the National Secretariat of Sports, Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Viviendas Paraguayas S.A, Restaurante la Pérgola Jardín, Diesa S.A. and Club Deportivo de Puerto Sajonia. You can access the official website at this link.  You can find a nice report in English at

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