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Sunday, November 3, 2013

GM Csaba Balogh wins Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona Chess

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Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona – Casino de Barcelona 2013 was held on 25-31st October at the Gran Casino of Barcelona (Marina Avenue, 19-21). The tournament format was eight-player round robin. Hungarian Grandmaster Csaba Balogh took a clear first place with 4,5/7 points.

Final standings:
1. GM Balogh Csaba 2640 HUN – 4,5
2-4. GM Hansen Eric 2584 CAN, GM Edouard Romain 2665 FRA and GM Narciso Dublan Marc 2509 ESP – 4,0
5-6. GM Shankland Samuel 2605 USA and GM Alsina Leal Daniel 2548 ESP – 3,5
7. GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel 2543 ESP – 2,5
8. GM Ftacnik Lubomir 2550 SVK – 2,0

Replay games with analysis

The tournament was organized by the Catalonian Chess Federation and sponsored by the Casino of Barcelona (Group Peralada), Barcelona City Hall and and the Autonomous Government of Catalonia. (News via

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