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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spain Chess: Ivan Salgado Wins College Chess 2013

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Hi everyone, 

One of the top GMs from Spain took first place at the Spanish College Championship 2013 which took place on 17th-19th April at the Universidad de Extremadura in Badajoz, Spain. GM Ivan Salgado had an undefeated performance to get 7.5/9 points. Even though he was the clear rating favorite, he managed to get a positive Elo FIDE change for the next list, according to a Chessdom report. IM Manuel Peña, who represented the UNED as well, obtained the same amount of points as his higher-rated colleague but fell short on the tiebreak score. The UNED took clear first place at the collective competition.

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