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Friday, July 05, 2013

Little surprises at the start of Barbera del Valles


The XXXVI Abierto Internacional de Barberá del Vallés is being played on 4th – 12th July at the chess club of this Catalan city, C/ Torre d´en Gorgs Nº 40.

Two rounds already finished and there were no big upsets in the upper boards. However, a lot of draws were obtained by rather low-rated players against strong GMs.

First seed Isan Ortiz got two victories and is among the leading group of nine players. Both the second and third seeds, Sergey Ivanov and Karen Grigoryan only split the point in the second round.

The big surprise among the leaders is 18-year-old Colombian talent Cristina Salazar. She managed to defeat two IMs over 200 Elo points above her rating. Her third round challenge is even harder, she will have to face Peruvian GM Christian Cruz.

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Standings after 2 rounds (leaders):

1 GM Narciso Dublan Marc ESP 2536 2.0
GM Cruz Cristhian PER 2499 2.0
IM Saptarshi Roy IND 2447 2.0
IM Prasca Sosa Rafael VEN 2426 2.0
WIM Salazar Aura Cristina COL 2200 2.0
6 GM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo CUB 2612 2.0
7 GM Perez Mitjans Orelvis ESP 2495 2.0
IM Asis Gargatagli Hipolito ESP 2487 2.0
IM Aloma Vidal Robert ESP 2421 2.0


10 GM Ivanov Sergey RUS 2555 1.5
GM Grigoryan Karen H. ARM 2550 1.5
IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu IND 2464 1.5
FM Anurag Mhamal IND 2418 1.5
IM Vehi Bach Victor Manuel ESP 2308 1.5
15 IM Valdes Leonardo CRC 2444 1.5
FM Ruiz Aguilar Pablo Alexander COL 2307 1.5
FM Martinez Ramirez Erik ESP 2306 1.5
18 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2475 1.5
WIM Bivol Alina RUS 2207 1.5
20 GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel ESP 2547 1.5
GM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2486 1.5
IM Fluvia Poyatos Jordi ESP 2445 1.5
IM Gagare Shardul IND 2419 1.5
GM Laxman R.R. IND 2401 1.5
MK Rishi Sardana IND 2316 1.5
26 GM Cabrera Alexis ESP 2525 1.5
GM Flores Rios Mauricio CHI 2492 1.5
IM Rios Cristhian Camilo COL 2360 1.5
29 IM Tania Sachdev IND 2430 1.5


30 IM Sequera Paolini Jose VEN 2394 1.0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope everyone will get norms.