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Carlos Torre Memorial – chess in the Yucatán

12/22/2005 – The XVIII Memorial Carlos Torre Repetto is taking place from December 15-23 in Mérida, Yucatán, México. There was a Swiss tournament with eight players proceeding to the knockout phase, where they were joined by seeded GMs. Pictorial report.
 

Results up to the semifinals

The pairings for the semi-finals are Lazaro Bruzon (2677, CUB) vs Nikola Mitkov (2520, MKD) and Michal Krasenkow (2655, POL) vs. Frank de la Paz (2456, CUB). Apparently Krasenkow and Bruzon have made it to the finals, but the games are not yet available.


The participants of the semi-finals, graphically presented on the tournament site


The venue: Centro Cultural de Mérida "Olimpo"


The playing hall in the Olympic Cultural Center of Mérida


Frank de la Paz vs Michal Krasenkow in the semi-finals


One of the favourites: GM Michal Krasenkow of Poland


GM Frank de las Paz of Cuba


WGM Martha Fierro


The Clock Tower of the Municipal Palace of Mérida


A large audience stay on until after midnight to watch the games


Vassily Ivanchuk, winner of the 2004 edition of the Carlos Torre Memorial

Official Carlos Torre Memorial web site
The site is ambitiously designed with lots of interesting graphical elements, games, reports, live coverage. There is a massive photo gallery, with each image meticulously captioned. Naturally the whole site is in Spanish. There is BabelFish translator built in at the bottom right

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