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Friday, October 21, 2011

GM Ivan Salgado wins Ciutat de Barcelona Chess

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Hi everyone,

Congratulations to GM Ivan Salgado of Spain for winning the strong Ciutat de Barcelona Chess event. The young grandmaster finished with 5.5/10, the same points as GM Yasser Seirawan, but better tiebreak. Third place went to GM Kevin Spraggett, according to Earlier, we had news that top seed GM Eduardo Iturrizaga did not participate because he was in a car crash. Salgado would be playing the European Team Chess Championship for Spain along with GM Shirov, GM Vallejo, GM Illescas, and GM Arizmendi. You can also see the official website at this link.

The top standings at the event were as follows:

1 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2614 5.5
2 GM Seirawan Yasser 2652 5.5
3 GM Spraggett Kevin 2576 5
4 GM De La Riva Aguado Oscar 2541 4
5 GM Smirin Ilia 2678 4

6 GM Narciso Dublan Marc 2519 3.5
7 GM Alsina Leal Daniel 2529 3.5
8 GM Peralta Fernando 2602 3
9 GM Oms Pallisse Josep 2493 2
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  • At October 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM , Anonymous saira fernandes, Madrid said...

    Spain is the best.

  • At October 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Anonymous Sainath, Colombo said...

    He's a young grandmaster. His career would be interesting as his chess gets stronger. I like to read about all these interesting grandmasters from around the world.

  • At October 21, 2011 at 12:12 PM , Blogger AnnA said...

    Thanks, Alex, for covering. Here is the final round report in Spanish.

    Also, all the info&pictures at the tournament´s page on Facebook:

    Best regards,
    Ana Matnadze
    PR Manager
    Magistral d’Escacs Ciutat de Barcelona - Casino de Barcelona


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