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Thursday, March 1, 2012

39th La Roda international chess tournament from April 4

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Hi everyone,

The 39th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez de La Roda 2012 is set to take place from 4th to 8th April at the La Caja Blanca in La Roda, Albacete, Spain. The 9-round Swiss open is organized by the Club Ajedrez La Roda and managed by the tournament director Andres Martinez Cebrian.

Peruvian GM Julio Granda Zuniga 

The prize fund of 11,000 EUR will be divided into 32 prizes. The winner takes 2000 EUR home. Currently 83 players are registered to take participation. Top rated is Peruvian GM Julio Granda Zuniga. Last year's winner was IM Jose Fernando Cuenca Jimenez.

Top players registered for the event:
1 GM Granda Zuniga Julio E PER 2640
2 GM Fedorchuk Sergey A UKR 2634
3 GM Hamdouchi Hicham FRA 2613
4 GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2593
5 GM Korneev Oleg RUS 2584
6 IM Bacallao Alonso Yusnel CUB 2550
7 GM Sanchez Joseph PHI 2529
8 GM Paunovic Dragan SRB 2520
9 GM Khamrakulov Ibragim S ESP 2519
10 IM Koziak Vitali UKR 2511

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