Thursday, July 04, 2013

XXXVI International Open Barbera del Valles

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

The event will be a 9-rounds Swiss open. The games will be played at 17:00 local time. The time control is 90 minutes for the game plus 30 seconds increments per move.

There will be three groups. Group A is reserved for players with an Elo rating over 2150; Group B for players in the range between 1850 and 2149; and Group C for the ones that do not meet the minimal criteria of 1850 Elo points.

The tournaments will be valid for FIDE, FEDA and FCE.

Group A counts with 11 grandmasters and 22 international masters among the participants. The first seeds are Cuban GM Isán Ortiz, young Turkish talent Alexander Ipatov and Armenian Karen Grigoryan. The local representatives are headed by Josep Manuel Lopez, Marc Narciso and Alexis Cabrera. The recent champion of the Montcada Open, Chilean Mauricio Flores is also in the lineup.

Official website

Participants (top seeds):

1 GM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo CUB 2612
2 GM Ivanov Sergey RUS 2555
3 GM Grigoryan Karen H. ARM 2550
4 GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel ESP 2547
5 GM Narciso Dublan Marc ESP 2536
6 GM Cabrera Alexis ESP 2525
7 GM Cruz Cristhian PER 2499
8 GM Perez Mitjans Orelvis ESP 2495
9 GM Flores Rios Mauricio CHI 2492
10 IM Asis Gargatagli Hipolito ESP 2487
11 GM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2486
12 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2475
13 IM Escobar Forero Alder COL 2466
14 IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu IND 2464
15 IM Saptarshi Roy IND 2447