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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Grigoryan sole winner in Sant Martí Open


The 16th Obert Internacional Sant Martí took place from 13th to 21st July at the Centre Civic Sant Marti: c/ Selva de Mar, Barcelona, Spain.

The tournament format was 9-round Swiss with the prize fund of 7000 EUR.

There were two competitions: Group A, for players with FCE, FEDA, FIDE elo bigger than 2000 and Group B for players with FCE, FEDA and FIDE elo lower than 1999.

Armenian Grandmaster Karen Grigoryan took a clear first place in the Open A with 7,5/9 points.


GM Karen Grigoryan

FM Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara (Peru), FM Kevel Oliva Castaneda and IM Rolando Alarcon Casellas (both Cuba) have earned GM norms. The 15-years old Martinez Alcantara was particularly impressive, adding 84 elo points to his rating.

The Open B had 156 participants. Jose Antonio Flores Mendoza (Spain) is the winner with 8,0/9 points.

Open Sant Marti 2014 is valid for the 11th Catalan Open International Circuit.

Tournament website

Open A final standings (top finishers):

1. GM Grigoryan Karen H. ARM 2592 – 7.5
2. GM Cori Jorge PER 2608 – 7
3. FM Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduardo PER 2295 – 7
4. GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2590 – 7
5. FM Oliva Castaneda Kevel CUB 2419 – 7
6. GM Cuartas Jaime Alexander COL 2483 – 6.5
7. GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel ESP 2548 – 6.5
8. GM Bachmann Axel PAR 2652 – 6.5
9. GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2515 – 6.5
10. IM Alarcon Casellas Rolando CUB 2378 – 6
11. IM Lorenzo De La Riva Lazaro ESP 2426 – 6
12. GM Peralta Fernando ARG 2596 – 6
13. IM Matsenko Sergei RUS 2474 – 6
14. GM Cruz Cristhian PER 2563 – 6
15. GM Movsziszian Karen ARM 2520 – 6
16. FM Gonzalez Perez Arian FID 2494 – 6
17. IM Ghosh Diptayan IND 2468 – 6
18. IM Cruz Filemon PER 2412 – 6
19. CM Persson Andreas SWE 2249 – 6
20. GM Perez Mitjans Orelvis ESP 2414 – 5.5

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