Csaba wins Casino Barcelona

11/1/2013 – Balog Csaba crowned himself as the winner of the 18th edition of Casino Barcelona as he finished the tournament with 2.5/3, allowing him a +2 score and enough to be half a point ahead of any competitor. A series of people followed at 4.0/7, Hansen, Edouard and Narciso. The short tournament was full of exciting and lively chess. Impressions and games.

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The 2013 edition of the round robin tournament Casino Barcelona is underway in Spain. The tournament is orgnaized by the Catalonian Chess FEderation and it is held at and sponsored by the Casino Barcelona. The players were reminded before the start of round one to bring their ID that would prove that they are over 18, the legal gambling age in Spain.

Barcelona. A metropolis full of culture, but lets not forget its beautiful beaches.

At the midpoint there was no clear winner in sight. Hansen and Narciso lead with 2.5/4 but it was a tenuous advantage as many people followed them only half a point behind. One of these suitors, Balgoh Csaba, had a fantastic run in his last three game scoring 2.5/3 and securing himself first place.

Ftacnik gave a series of lectures that were enjoyed by the public, but his results in the tournament were not the best

Lopez Martinez's bright point of the tournament was his attacking victory against Hansen, which was his only win

Narciso (left) had a solid showing with 4.0/7 and a tie for second place

The tournament winner didn't position himself so until he won back to back games in rounds five and six

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Standings

Programa y resultados

Round 1 October 24, 2013 at 16:30
Lopez Martinez J. M. 2586
½-½
Ftacnik Lubomir 2546
Hansen Eric 2567
1-0
Alsina Leal Daniel 2540
Shankland Samuel L 2605
½-½
Balogh Csaba 2632
Edouard Romain 2657
½-½
Narciso Dublan Marc 2531
Round 2 October 25, 2013 at 16:30
Ftacnik Lubomir 2546
0-1
Narciso Dublan Marc 2531
Balogh Csaba 2632
½-½
Edouard Romain 2657
Alsina Leal Daniel 2540
½-½
Shankland Samuel L 2605
Lopez Martinez J. M. 2586
1-0
Hansen Eric 2567
Round 3 October 26, 2013 at 16:30
Hansen Eric 2567
½-½
Ftacnik Lubomir 2546
Edouard Romain 2657
½-½
Alsina Leal Daniel 2605
Shankland Samuel L 2605
1-0
López Martínez J. M. 2586
Narciso Dublan Marc 2531
½-½
Balogh Csaba 2632
Round 4 October 27, 2013 at 16:30
Ftacnik Lubomir 2546
½-½
Balogh Csaba 2632
Alsina Leal Daniel 2540
½-½
Narciso Dublan Marc 2531
Lopez Martinez J. M. 2586
½-½
Edouard Romain 2657
Hansen Eric 2567
1-0
Shankland Samuel L 2605
Round 5 October 30, 2013 at 16:30
Shankland Samuel L 2605
1-0
Ftacnik Lubomir 2546
Edouard Romain 2657
1-0
Hansen Eric 2567
Narciso Dublan Marc 2531
½-½
Lopez Martinez J. M. 2586
Balogh Csaba 2632
1-0
Alsina Leal Daniel 2540
Round 6 October 31, 2013 at 16:30
Ftacnik Lubomir 2546
0-1
Alsina Leal Daniel 2540
Lopez Martinez J. M. 2586
0-1
Balogh Csaba 2632
Hansen Eric 2567
1-0
Narciso Dublan Marc 2531
Shankland Samuel L 2605
½-½
Edouard Romain 2657
Round 7 October 26, 2013 at 16:30
Edouard Romain 2657
½-½
Ftacnik Lubomir 2546
Narciso Dublan Marc 2531
1-0
Shankland Samuel L 2605
Balogh Csaba 2632
½-½
Hansen Eric 2567
Alsina Leal Daniel 2540
1-0
Lopez Martinez J. M. 2586

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