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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Copa Norberto La Porta Chess begins Dec 14 with GM Mareco Sandro Top Seed

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

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Abierto Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires “Copa Norberto La Porta” will take place on 14-21st December at the Salon Dorado de la Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires – Peru 160 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A total of 190 players are already registered to participate in the 9-round open tournament.

The tournament is organized by the Federacion Metropolitana de Ajedrez, Federacion Argentina de Ajedrez and FIDE. Tournament director is WIM Elisa Maggiolo. Defending champion is GM Sandro Mareco.

Norberto Luis La Porta (1938–2007) was an Argentine politician and teacher. He was a leader of the Argentine Socialist Party. (

Top-10 Participants:

1 GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2581
2 GM Bachmann Axel PAR 2545
3 GM Perez Ponsa Federico ARG 2518
4 IM Saldano Dayer Horacio ESP 2472
5 IM Iermito Sebastian ARG 2456
6 GM Sorin Ariel ARG 2455
7 IM Liascovich Lucas ARG 2439
8 IM Real De Azua Ernesto ARG 2430
9 IM Dolezal Cristian ARG 2415
10 IM Pichot Alan ARG 2408

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