Friday, December 28, 2012

Sandro Mareco wins the 5th Open Tournament “Norberto La Porta” 2012

 
The 5th Open Tournament “Norberto La Porta” 2012 was held between 15th and 27th December at the Chess Club Argentino, Paraguay 1858, Buenos Aires.

The main tournament featured 120 participants from seven countries competing over nine rounds of Swiss format. There were seven Grandmasters and 14 IMs in the field.

Sandro Mareco lifted the winner’s trophy after edging his compatriot and last year champion Diego Flores on additional criteria. Both Grandmasters finished with 7,0/9 points.

Ten players shared the third place with 6,5 points each where IM Lucas Liascovich sported the best tie-break.

The Rapid event “Norberto La Porta” was played on 25th December over seven rounds of Swiss format. 39 players competed, Cesar Chiarot (Peru) and Hugo Allera (Argentina) shared the first place with 6,0 points each.

Final standings:

1. GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2568 – 7
2. GM Flores Diego ARG 2599 – 7
3. IM Liascovich Lucas ARG 2400 – 6.5
4. FM Paveto Kevin ARG 2302 – 6.5
5. FM Cuevas Alex ARG 2246 – 6.5
6. FM Varela Gaston ARG 2375 – 6.5
7. GM Alonso Salvador ARG 2524 – 6.5
8. IM Dolezal Cristian ARG 2412 – 6.5
9. IM Villanueva Mario ARG 2385 – 6.5
10. Tokman Ariel ARG 2293 – 6.5
11. GM Slipak Sergio ARG 2444 – 6.5
12. Ruperez Miguel ARG 2145 – 6.5
13. GM Ricardi Pablo ARG 2507 – 6
14. IM Real De Azua Ernesto ARG 2465 – 6
15. IM De Dovitiis Alejo ARG 2349 – 6

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