Thursday, August 17, 2006

Banyoles Chess Festival

Banyoles international chess festival will be held on August 16th-25th. First event, the 2nd "Memorial Lluís Muratet" Rapid Chess Tournament, was played yesterday. Winner is Ukranian GM Sergey Fedorchuk. Main event, 9th Banyoles International Chess Tournament is starting today to continue until Aug 24th. Simul with GM Sergei Tiviakov is scheduled for Aug 25th.

Final standings for 2nd "Memorial Lluís Muratet":
1. Segey Fedorchuk (UKR 2592) with 8.0/9
2-4. Omar Almeida (CUB 2475), Vladimir Epishin (RUS 2555) and Vadim Malakhatko (UKR 2594) 7.5
5-7. Ana Matnadze (GEO 2361), Joan Fluvià Poyatos (ESP 2467), Sergei Tiviakov (NED 2668) 7.0
8-14. Viktor Moskalenko (UKR 2543), Viktor Korchnoi (SUI 2600), Sergey Kasparov (BLR 2487), Sergio Braghetta (ITA 2304), Eduard Fomichenko (RUS 2385), Nicolas Coursaget (FRA 2331) and Marti Mayo Casademont (ESP 2191) 6.5 etc

There were 154 participants

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