Magistral Ciudad de Barcelona

11/9/2017 – On Thursday, November 9th "Masters of the City of Barcelona 2017" gets underway. The Catalan Chess Federation organises the event with sponsorship from the City of Barcelona and with the collaboration of Ateneu Barcelonès which is also host. Participants, details, and live broadcast from 16:30 PM CET. | Collage photos: Alina l'Ami

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Magistral "Ciudad de Barcelona" 2017

The tournament is a round-robin with 10 players. The time control is 90 minutes until the move 40 and then 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment per move starting from move one. It is not allowed to offer draws, prior to move 40.

Live games

(From November 9, 2017, at 16:30 CET)

 

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The players

GM Laurent Fressinet (Elo 2667)

  • Born in 1981
  • French Champion (2010 and 2014)
  • Runner-up European Championship (2012)
  • Participated in 8 Chess Olympiads
  • Participated in the World Cup 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017
  • Trainer of Magnus Carlsen for his 2014 World Championship match

Laurent Fressinet | Foto: sitio web oficial

Laurent Fressinet (France)| Photo: official site

GM Daniele Vocaturo (Elo 2598)

  • Born in 1989
  • Bronze medal winner 2013 European Team Championship
  • Winner in Rohde (2008), Balaguer (2010), Group C Tata Steel Chess (2011)
  • Participant in the 2006 Chess Olympiad as a teenager

Daniele Vocaturo | Foto: sitio web oficial

Daniele Vocaturo (Italy) | Photo: official site

GM Benjamin Gledura (Elo 2605)

  • Born in 1999
  • European Champion under-10 (2009), World Champion under-12 (2011)
  • Silver medal with Hungary at the European U-14 Championship (2012) 
  • Champion of Hungary in Rapid chess (2015) 
  • Participated in one Olympiad (2016)

Benjamin Gledura | Foto: sitio web oficial

Benjamin Gledura (Hungary)| Photo: official site

GM Karen H. Grigoryan (Elo 2584)

  • Born in 1995 
  • Armenian Champion U-14 (2008) and Absolute (2011, 2013, and 2015) 
  • Champion of Europe U-16 (2010) 
  • Winner of Memorial Kasparyan (2010), Albena (2012), Sitges (2013), Sant Martí (2014), Badalona (2014 and 2017), Barberà (2015), Sabadell (2016), Yerevan (2017) 
  • Champion of the Catalan Circuit (2014, 2015, and 2017) 

Karen Grigoryan | Foto: sitio web oficial

Karen Grigoryan (Armenia) | Photo: official site

Rodrigo Vásquez Schroder (Elo 2555)

  • Born in 1969 
  • Champion of Chile (1989, 1992, 2004, 2010, 2014) 
  • Participated in 7 Olympiads (1990, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014) 

Rodrigo Vásquez | Foto: sitio web oficial

Rodrigo Vásquez (Chile) | Photo: official site

GM Fernando Peralta (Elo 2551)

  • Born in 1979 
  • Champion of Argentina in 2006 and vice-champion in 2001 and 2007 
  • Winner of Andorra (2005), Barberà (2009, 2014), Sabadell (2010 and 2017), La Pobla de Lillet (2011), Badalona (2015) 
  • Participated in 7 Olympiads 

Fernando Peralta | Foto: sitio web oficial

Fernando Peralta (Argentina) | Photo: official site

GM Álvar Alonso Rosell (Elo 2530)

  • Born in 1992 
  • Champion of Spain under-12 (2004), U-14 (2006), U-18 (2009) 
  • Champion of Catalonia U-12 (2004), U-14 (2005), U-16 (2008) and junior (2008 and 2009) 
  • Champion of Catalonia (2014 and 2016) 
  • Champion of Spain (2011) 
  • Champion of Spain in rapid chess (2016) 

Álvar Alonso (Spain) | Photo: official site

GM Camilo Ernesto Gómez Garrido (Elo 2524)

  • Born in 1987 
  • Earned GM title in 2016 
  • Champion of the Catalan Circuit 2016 

Camilo Gómez | Foto: sitio web oficial

Camilo Gómez (Cuba) | Photo: official site

IM Hipólito Asis Gargatagli (Elo 2520)

  • Born in Barcelona in 1986 
  • Champion of Spain U-18 (2004) 
  • Champion of Catalonia U-18 (2003 and 2004) 
  • Champion of Catalonia (2015 and 2017) 
  • Vice-champion of Catalonia (2016) 

Hipólito Asis | Foto: sitio web oficial

Hipólito Asis (Spain) | Photo: official site

GM Miguel Muñoz (Elo 2494)

  • Born in Peru in 1975 
  • Blitz Champion of Catalonia (2006, 2009, in 2010) 
  • Champion of Catalonia 2012

Miguel Muñóz (Perú)| Foto: sitio web oficial

Prizes

  • 1st: 2,000 euros + trophy
  • 2nd: 1,500 euros + trophy
  • 3rd: 1,100 euros
  • 4th: 900 euros
  • 5th: 700 euros
  • 6th: 600 euros
  • 7th: 500 euros
  • 8th: 400 euros
  • 9th: 300 euros
  • 10th: 200 euros

Total prize fund: 8,200 euros

Photos: Official site

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RayLopez RayLopez 11/9/2017 06:09
Does Fide have a position on Catalonia succession? Will they play the Catalan in Catalonia?
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