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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Santisimo Cristo de Candas Chess Open begins on Friday

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Hi everyone,

The Chess Open Santisimo Cristo de Candas is set to take place from September 2 to 10 in Candas, Spain. There are 93 players registered for the tournament with GM Salvador Del Rio De Angelis, who recently shared the first place at the very strong Isthmia Open in Greece, being the top seed, according to 

Candás is one of 12 parishes (administrative divisions) in Carreño, a municipality within the province and autonomous community of Asturias, in northern Spain. 

Top-10 starting list:
1 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G ESP 2509
2 FM Gonzalez Perez Arian CUB 2490
3 GM Martinez Duanny Lelys Stanley CUB 2455
4 FM Gonzalez Menendez Ivan ESP 2448
5 FM Alvarez Fernandez Enrique ESP 2377
6 FM Aguera Naredo Javier ESP 2360
7 IM Boudy Bueno Julio Leonardo CUB 2285
8 FM Roiz Baztan David ESP 2282
9 FM Bajo Gutierrez Ignacio ESP 2264
10 Alonso Alvarez Aitor ESP 2251 
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  • At August 31, 2011 at 12:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Surely one of the most beautiful places in the world to play chess in.

  • At August 31, 2011 at 12:08 PM , Anonymous Sainath, Colombo said...

    What with the world cup happening one tends to forget there are other tournaments too with plenty of chess grandmasters around. That is the power of chess.


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