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Chess Festivals in Spain


 
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Spain is one of the most active chess countries in the world with many tournaments at different levels.

The first news from Spain is the 7th Festival Internacional de Ajedrez GEMA which was held from 26th December 2007 to January 5th in Mondariz Balneario (Pontevedra), Spain. The festival had a closed event, a 10th category round robin won by Australian IM Zhao Zong-Yuan earning a GM norm at the same time.

33.Abierta International "Ciudad de Sevilla", another open tournament is held in Sevilla Spain, between 5-12 January. Armenian Grandmaster Karen Movsziszian won the event with 7.5 points out of 9.
 

Here is the official site where you can check about the event in detail. Check the link below about the results of the GEMA in detail.



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7th Festival Internacional de Ajedrez GEMA which was held from 26th December 2007 to January 5th in Mondariz Balneario (Pontevedra), Spain. The festival had a closed event, a 10th category round robin won by Australian IM Zhao Zong-Yuan earning a GM norm at the same time. The second place was occupied by FM Diega Suarez Pousa who achieved an IM norm.

Rnk SNo   Nombre Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts SB. vict
1 2 IM Zhao Zong-Yuan 2491 AUS * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 27,75 4
2 1 FM Suarez Pousa Diego 2406 ESP 0 * 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 6 23,50 5
3 3 IM Larino Nieto David 2428 ESP 0 1 * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 21,25 4
4 7 IM Ortega Hermida Daniel 2389 ESP ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 5 21,50 3
5 5 GM Franco Ocampos Zenon 2516 PAR ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 21,00 1
6 6 GM Paunovic Dragan 2535 SRB ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 5 19,00 2
7 8 GM Galego Luis 2530 POR ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 16,50 2
8 4 GM Movsziszian Karen 2531 ARM 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 13,00 1
9 10 IM Hernando Rodrigo Jose Maria 2359 ESP ½ 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 * ½ 2 9,25 1
10 9 WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2331 ESP 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 2 8,25 0

Georgian star IM Ana Matnadze (2390) won the 4th category tournament with 6.5 points out of 9 games. Romanian Raul Schmidt (2145) and Spaniard Manuel Outerelo Ucha (2181) took first two places at the Under 2250 Open and earned invitation for the 2008 Cerrado IM.


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