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Friday, November 21, 2014

Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona Chess from Nov 28

Hello chess blog friends, here's the latest chess news update via FIDE - On Friday, November 28th, the Chess Tournament 19é Trofeu Internacional (Magistral) Ciutat de Barcelona 2014 will take start. This year the Tournament is organized by the Catalonian Chess Federation and sponsored by Catalonia Hotels, the Barcelona City Hall and the Government (Generalitat) of Catalonia. The Venue of the Turnament is Hotel Catalonia Eixample 1864, situated at Roger de Llúria Str., 60 (08009) Barcelona, Spain. Tel: +34 

The dates of the tournaments are from November, 28th to December, 2nd, 2014 and the games will start at 16.30. 

The following six internationally recognized Grandmasters will participate in this Round Robin event: 

1) GM Marc Narciso SPAIN (2515) 
2) GM Karen Grigoryan ARMENIA (2591) 
3) GM Li Chao b CHINA (2711) 
4) GM Csaba Balogh HUNGARY (2660) 
5) GM Àlvar Alonso SPAIN ( 2529) 
6) GM Miguel Illescas SPAIN (2602) 

The Tournament reaches category 15 which makes it the strongest tournament in Catalonia, and one of the strongest in Spain. Also it is included in the ACP Tour, as one of the most important events in the Chess World. 

There will be live broadcast of the tournament offered by the Catalonian Chess Federation website: by the prestigious internet chess servers. 

There will be more activities besides the Tournament. GMs Balogh and Illescas will offer interesting lectures. Free entry for everyone. 

There will be yet another two promotional children´s Round Robin tournaments going on there simultaneously. Qualified players are as follows: 

Closed Group Sub-10 
1.Prats Safont, Sergi 
2.Jimenez Muñoz, Nicolas 
3.Moya Nuñez Pau, Salvador 
4.Cespedes Llaverias, Llibert 
5.Castillo Dalmau, Arnau 
6.Travesset Sagré, Jan 

Closed Group Sub -12 
1.Masdemont Serra, Guillem 
2.Harutian, Arthur Willian 
3.Martinez Perez, Sergio 
4.Claramunt Bassegoda, Marcel 
5.Álvarez Albiol, Victor 
6.Sama Salinas, Héctor 

For more information please visit the Tournament link at FCE website, which will be continuously updated:


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