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Monday, August 12, 2013

Emilio Cordova Wins 20th IRT Feria de las Flores Medellin Chess 2013

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

The 20th IRT Feria de las Flores Medellin 2013 was organized by Liga de Ajedrez De Antioquia on 3-7th August at the Unidad Deportiva Atanasio Girardot Parque del Ajedrez in Medellin, Colombia.

The event was held in three sections:
- FIDE Open (9 round Swiss for players rated above 2000 elo)
- Aficionados (9 round Swiss for players rated under 2000 elo)
- Talentos (7 round Swiss for juniors born on 1999 and later)

Peruvian Grandmaster Emilio Cordova took a clear first place in the FIDE Open with 8,0 points from nine games. Local IM Cristhian Camilo Rios finished second with 7,5 points, while Cuban GM Yuri Gonzalez Vidal is third with 7,0 points. 85 players competed.

Aficionados tournament had 231 participants. Jhon Sebastian Hernandez Montes and Rafael Montoya shared the first place with 8,0/9 points each.

Buritica Eduardo Llano won the Talentos section with 6,5/7 points. 106 players competed in this group.

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