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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Judit Polgar, Gilberto Milos win Festa da Uva Chess 2012

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Hi everyone,

Here is some chess news from Latin America via Festa da Uva - the first major chess event in Brazil in 2012, took place from March 1 to 4 in Caxias do Sul.
The Festival started with the four-player double round robin rapid tournament on 1st March. Guest-of-honour GM Judit Polgar convincingly won the competition by collecting 5 points from six games.

 Gilberto Milos

Judit Polgar

Grandmasters Gilberto Milos and Andres Rodriguez shared the 2nd with 2.5 points each, while the legendaryHenrique Mecking collected 2.0 points.

Polgar and Milos then proceeded into the final which the Hungarian grandmaster won by 2-0. At the same time Rodriguez edged Mecking by 1,5-0,5. This special event was played to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Recreio da Juventude.

On 3rd and 4th March the 12th Torneio Aberto Internacional de Xadrez Festa da Uva Recreio da Juventude was played as an open rapid tournament. The turnout was fantastic and 188 players took participation.

This time Gilberto Milos was unstoppable to claim a clear first place with 8.5/9 points, leaving the nearest opposition a full point behind. IM Dragan Stamenkovic was the only to snatch a draw from Milos.

The XI Torneio Festa da Uva, which was played in 2010, featured Vassily Ivanchuk as the star player.

Rapid open final top standings:

1. GM Milos Junior Gilberto BRA 2593 – 8.5
2. GM Polgar Judit HUN 2709 – 7.5
3. GM Vescovi Giovanni Portilho BRA 2604 – 7.5
4. GM Flores Diego ARG 2599 – 7.5
5. GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2579 – 7
6. GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce BRA 2507 – 7
7. GM Rodriguez Vila Andres URU 2518 – 7
8. GM Mecking Henrique Costa BRA 2589 – 7
9. GM Cubas Jose Fernando PAR 2518 – 7
10. Born Carlos Rodrigo BRA 2199 – 7
11. Starke Bruno Orlando BRA 2086 – 7
12. Stevens Tristan James AUS 2134 – 7

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