Anton Kovalyov Wins Quebec Invitational Chess Championship

June 19th to 27th in Auberge Universel, Montreal

The Quebec Invitational Championship took place from June 19th to 27th in Auberge Universel, Montreal. The 10-player round robin competition also served as a qualifier for the Montreal International Chess tournament to be held later in August.

Grandmaster Anton Kovalyov, formerly of Russia, but now resident of Canada with Argentinian passport, won the tournament and was declared a new Quebec Chess Champion. In the last round Kovalyov beat IM Renier Castellanos, who also recently moved to Quebec, to finish the race with 7.5 points. Kovalyov’s main competitor GM Mark Bluvshtein, who enjoyed a half point lead before the final day, was stunned by GM Vinay Bhat and ended up second with 7 points.

Anton Kovalyov (Argentina), Mark Bluvshtein (Canada), Vinay Bhat (USA) and IM Thomas Roussel-Roozmon (Canada) were automaticaly granted with invitations for the International Festival d’échecs de Montréal.

Round 9 results:

Mark Bluvshtein 0-1 Vinay Bhat

Renier Castellanos 0-1 Anton Kovalyov

Bator Sambuev ½-½ Sylvain Barbeau

François Léveillé ½-½ Thomas Roussel-Roozmon

Ling Feng Ye ½-½ Lefong Hua

Final standings:

1. GM Anton Kovalyov (2556 Argentina) – 7.5

2. GM Mark Bluvshtein (2558 Canada) – 7.0

3. GM Vinay Bhat (2475 USA) – 6.5

4. IM Thomas Roussel-Roozmon (2479 Canada) – 5.5

5. GM Bator Sambuev (2498 Russia) – 4.5

6. FM Sylvain Barbeau (2357 Canada) – 3.5

7-8. FM François Léveillé (2261 Canada) and IM Renier Castellanos (2446 Spain) – 3.0

9. FM Lefong Hua (2283 Canada) – 2.5

10. NM Ling Feng Ye (2179 Canada) – 2.0

Round 4 report

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International Chess Festival Eforie Nord 2009

held on 19-28th June in Bucharest, Romania

The International Chess Festival Eforie Nord 2009, under management of CS Siciliana Bucuresti and Dan Pasarelu, was held on 19-28th June. 173 players took participation, with many Romanian and foreign Grandmasters among them.

GM Maxim Turov and 13th-seeded Romanian GM Marius Manolache shared the first place with 9.0 points each after 11 rounds of exhausting race. Alexei Fedorov of Belorusia finished sole third and then follows a group of players with 8.0 points each.

Top round 11 results:

GM Turov Maxim - GM Svetushkin Dmitry 1 – 0

GM Manolache Marius - IM Valeanu Eduard-Andrei 1 – 0

GM Ulibin Mikhail - GM Fedorov Alexei 0 – 1

GM Nevednichy Vladislav - GM Gleizerov Evgeny ½ – ½

GM Iordachescu Viorel - IM Neubauer Martin 1 – 0

IM Doncea Vladimir - GM Lupulescu Constantin 0 – 1

IM Itkis Boris - GM Berescu Alin ½ – ½

GM Murariu Andrei - IM Miron Lucian-Costin ½ – ½

IM Vioreanu Bogdan-Gabriel - GM Badea Bela 0 – 1

IM Soltanici Ruslan - IM Nanu Ciprian-Costica ½ – ½

GM Savchenko Stanislav - wIM Paulet Iozefina ½ – ½

IM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula - Taras Iulian-Ioan 1 – 0

IM Hoffmann Michael - IM Turova Irina ½ – ½

IM Vedmediuc Serghei - FM Ionesi Cristian 1 – 0

IM Burnoiu Nicolae-Costel - Hajbok Robert 1 – 0

Garbea Bogdan - IM Manea Alexandru ½ – ½

IM Vasilescu Lucian-Mihail - IM Butunoi Alexandru-Victor 0 – 1

Jiroveanu George - IM Peptan Corina-Isabela ½ – ½

Schmidt Raul - Taras Dan-Gheorghe 1 – 0

Final standings:

1-2. GM Turov Maxim RUS 2582 and GM Manolache Marius ROU 2495 – 9.0

3. GM Fedorov Alexei BLR 2611 – 8.5

4-8. GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROU 2585, GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2538, GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2608, GM Lupulescu Constantin ROU 2608 and GM Badea Bela ROU 2485 - 8.0

9-18. GM Ulibin Mikhail RUS 2516, GM Murariu Andrei ROU 2490, IM Valeanu Eduard-Andrei ROU 2451, IM Miron Lucian-Costin ROU 2444, GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2615, IM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula ROU 2510, IM Vedmediuc Serghei MDA 2444, IM Itkis Boris ROU 2430, IM Burnoiu Nicolae-Costel ROU 2435 and GM Berescu Alin ROU 2503 - 7.5

19-34. IM Neubauer Martin AUT 2414, IM Turova Irina RUS 2396, GM Savchenko Stanislav UKR 2529, IM Nanu Ciprian-Costica ROU 2535, Schmidt Raul ROU 2376, IM Hoffmann Michael GER 2487, IM Doncea Vladimir ROU 2438, Garbea Bogdan ROU 2186, IM Vioreanu Bogdan-Gabriel ROU 2423, IM Butunoi Alexandru-Victor ROU 2396, WIM Paulet Iozefina ROU 2322, Dragomirescu Robin-Alexandru ROU 2329, FM Lauridsen Jesper Morch DEN 2287, IM Soltanici Ruslan MDA 2401, WGM Sandu Mihaela ROU 2305 and Anton Teodor ROU 2365 - 7.0 etc

Eduardo Iturrizaga and Lazaro Bruzon qualify for the World Cup

18-26th June, 14 players, 9 rounds

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, was the stage of the Zonal 2.3 Chess Championships, a qualifying event for the World Chess Cup 2009. The tournament with 14 players from five countries in the region took place on 18-26th June.

Lazaro Bruzon from Cuba and Eduardo Iturrizaga from Venezuela shared the first place with 7.0 points each to book the tickets for Khanty Mansiysk. The third Grandmaster, Neuris Delgado, was left with 6.5 points and behind the line, in spite of winning against Iturrizaga.

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Eduardo Iturrizaga and Lazaro Bruzon

“I am very happy that I managed to qualify for the next level in the World Championship, but I am also sad that Neuris Delgado won’t be traveling with me. Next, I will make sure to be well prepared for the competition in Russia.” – Lazaro Bruzon shared after the tournament.

Round 9 results:

IM Prasca Raphael VEN 2415 - GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2617 ½-½

GM Iturrizaga Eduardo VEN 2528 - IM Valdes Leonardo CRC 2403 1-0

IM Gonzalez Bernal CRC 2440 - GM Delgado Ramirez Neuris CUB 2572 0-1

IM Arias Lemmys A. ESA 2406 - Ossa Orlando COL 2301 0-1

FM Echavarria Johann COL 2379 - FM Soto Paez Oliver VEN 2388 0-1

FM Sanchez Enriquez Oscar Ge MEX 2282 - IM Murillo Alexis CRC 2317 ½-½

IM Gongora Montes Benjamin MEX 2251 - IM Hernandez Basante Francis CRC 2278 0-1

Final standings:

1. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2617 – 7.0

2. GM Iturrizaga Eduardo VEN 2528 – 7.0

3. GM Delgado Ramirez Neuris CUB 2572 – 6.5

4. IM Arias Lemmys A. ESA 2406 – 5.0

5. IM Prasca Raphael VEN 2415 – 5.0

6. FM Soto Paez Oliver VEN 2388 – 5.0

7. IM Gonzalez Bernal CRC 2440 – 4.5

8. FM Echavarria Johann COL 2379 – 4.5

9. IM Valdes Leonardo CRC 2403 – 4.0

10. IM Murillo Alexis CRC 2317 – 3.5

11. FM Sanchez Enriquez Oscar MEX 2282 – 3.5

12. IM Gongora Montes Benjamin MEX 2251 – 3.0

13. IM Hernandez Basante Francis CRC 2278 – 3.0

14. Ossa Orlando COL 2301 – 1.5

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GM Movsziszian, GM Pogorelov, and five more lead Villa de Sort

Indian chess player invasion at the tournament

Iturrizaga

The 2009 edition of Villa de Sort has began in Spain with the participation of 49 player, 23 of which titled. Surprisingly, the home country is not the most represented one in this strong open event. India brought over 20 players, all of them struggling to achieve titles.

Top seeded of Villa de Sort are GM Vladimir Burmakin (Russia), GM Lopez Martinez (Spain), GM Karen Movsziszian (Armenia), GM Henrik Teske (Germany), and GM Eduardo Iturrizaga (Venezuela).

After the first two rounds GM Movsziszian, GM Pogorelov, IM Colovic, FM Priyadharshan, GM Brasov, and Udeshi Aditya are top of the table with 2,0/2.

Expect more details on Chessdom.com!

1 IM Colovic Aleksandar MKD 2443 2

2 FM Priyadharshan K IND 2411 2

3 GM Barsov Alexei UZB 2505 2

4 IM Kohlweyer Bernd GER 2435 2

5 GM Pogorelov Ruslan UKR 2420 2

6 GM Movsziszian Karen ARM 2556 2

7 Udeshi Aditya IND 2281 2

8 Debashis Das IND 2352 1.5

9 Deshpande Aniruddha IND 2211 1.5

10 GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2605 1.5

11 Kulkarni Chinmay IND 2257 1.5

12 Abhishek Kelkar IND 2178 1.5

13 GM Teske Henrik GER 2523 1.5

14 WCM Gagare Shalmali IND 2117 1.5

15 IM Roeder Matthias GER 2426 1.5

16 FM Girish A Koushik IND 2270 1

17 Fenil Shah IND 2247 1

18 Deepthamsh Reddy M IND 2110 1

19 Saranya J IND 1981 1

20 Fumas Fontova Eudald ESP 0 1

Total: 49 players

IM David Smerdon wins Oceania Zonal

Smerdon qualifies for the World Cup in Khanty Mansiysk

IM David Smerdon won convincingly the Oceania Zonal chess competition a full point ahead of rest of the field. Smedron won the title with 7,5/9 and qualified to the World Cup in Khanty Mansiysk.

The top seeded GM Zong-Yuan Zhao did not lose a single game through the competition, but disappointed with his performance overall. In round 3 he drew with the lower rated FM Tomek Rej with white, a trend that repeated against IM George Xie and IM Smerdon. Combined with the draws against FM Bjelobrk and IM West Guy with black left him with 6,5 points on third place.

FM James Morris finished with the same points as GM Zhao and a better tiebreak gave him the second position. FM James Morris is only 15 years old. He won against each lower rated player and lost only to the winner (after having a winning position) and clearly becomes the top young talent of Oceania.

Scroll down for the final standings.

All qualificants for the the World Cup

All players qualified for the World Cup – detailed section in the Chessdom forum

Amonatov and Filippov win Zonal 3.4

Fier and Leitao win Zonal 2.4

Tiviakov wins EICC 2008

Tomashevsky is European Champion 2009

Ganguly wins Asia Continental Championship

Gupta wins the World Junior Championship

Kosteniuk is a Women World Chess Champion

GM Ivan Morovic Fernandez and GM Andrés Rodríguez win Zonal 2.5

Final standings

1 IM Smerdon David 2489 7.5

2 FM Morris James 2114 6.5

3 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan 2583 6.5

4 FM Bjelobrk Igor 2332 6.5

5 IM Solomon Stephen J 2455 6.5

6 Cheng Bobby 2103 6.5

7 Steadman Michael 2262 6.5

8 FM Rej Tomek 2308 6

9 IM West Guy 2343 6

10 IM Xie George Wendi 2402 6

11 Oliver Gareth 2187 6

12 Ly Moulthun 2340 6

13 IM Lane Gary W 2371 6

14 FM Levi Eddy 2216 5.5

15 Scott Ronald 2261 5.5

16 FM Canfell Gregory 2327 5.5

17 FM Smith Robert W 2274 5.5

18 IM Garbett Paul Anthony 2319 5.5

19 Schon Eugene 2186 5.5

20 Stead Kerry 2087 5.5

21 FM Nakauchi Gene 2076 5.5

22 Yuan Yi 2010 5.5

23 Muller Jonas 1981 5.5

24 IM Rujevic Mirko 2282 5

25 Brown Andrew 2085 5

26 CM Illingworth Max 2243 5

27 CM Kumar Manoj 2017 5

28 CM Prasad Calvin 1912 5

29 FM Ambrus Endre 2375 5

30 IM Feldman Vladimir 2298 5

31 Selnes Hamish 1921 5

32 Juszczynski Mathew 1914 4.5

33 WIM Jule Alexandra 1928 4.5

34 Chan Jason 2056 4.5

35 FM Jones Brian 2062 4.5

36 Jule Sebastian 1847 4.5

37 Krstev Mario 2086 4.5

38 Fitzpatrick Andrew 2022 4.5

39 Goundar Sanmogam 1903 4.5

40 Grigg Sam 1927 4.5

41 Liu Yi 1938 4.5

42 Krstev Antonio 2056 4.5

43 Kempen Leon 2050 4.5

44 Vlietstra Marc 2075 4.5

45 Stevens Tristan 2006 4

46 Searle Zachary 1791 4

47 Spiller Paul 2005 4

48 WFM Milligan Helen 1985 4

49 Bennett Hilton 2028 4

50 Tan Kevin 1956 4

51 Lester George E 1801 3.5

52 Stahnke Alexander 1795 3.5

53 Karibasic Amir 1573 3.5

54 Weller Tony 1987 3.5

55 Marcos Joselito 2200 3.5

56 De Vere Cameron 1468 3.5

57 Encel Benjamin 1838 3.5

58 Lapitan Daniel 1287 3.5

59 Sannidhanam Anurag 1705 3.5

60 FM Jones Rupert 1962 3.5

61 Aguilar Fernando 0 3.5

62 Ford Daniel 1792 3

63 Meydan Arie 1757 3

64 Egan Bill 1795 3

65 Canfell Mike J 1932 3

66 Hernandez Roberto 1830 3

67 Rachmadi Herman 1842 2.5

68 Norris Damian C 2142 2.5

69 Eriksson Caleb 1257 2.5

70 Raicar Gaurav 1560 2

71 Cigelj David 1238 2

72 Pyke Malcolm 2156 2

73 Hughes Harry 1554 1

More information at the official site.

Farrukh Amonatov and Anton Filippov qualify for the World Chess Cup

FIDE Zone 3.4 Championship, 16-26th June in Tashkent

The FIDE Zone 3.4 Championship for men and women took place on 16-26th June in Tashkent, capitol of Uzbekistan. By collecting 10 points each from 13 rounds, Grandmasters Farrukh Amonatov (Tajikistan) and Anton Filippov (Uzbekistan) took first and second place in the zonal tournament and qualified to participate in the World Chess Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. International Master Rinat Dzhumabaev (Kazakhstan) finished on third, full point behind the winners.

For women, International Master Nafisa Muminova (Uzbekistan) wins the first place and the right to play in the World Chess Championship. She collected 8 points from 10 games. Only second was the top-seeded Grandmaster Marya Sergeyeva and third is FIDE Master Guliskhan Nakhbayeva, both from Kazakhstan and with 6 points each.

News courtesy of e3e5.com

Final scores (men):

1 Annaberdiyev Babageldi (2244 TKM) - 2,5

2 Pak Yevgeniy (2328 KAZ) - 4,5

3 FM Mankeyev Rauan (2402 KAZ) - 1,5

4 Utegaliyev Azamat (2288 KAZ) - 8,5

5 IM Jumabayev Rinat (2544 KAZ) – 9,0

6 GM Ismagambetov Anuar (2525 KAZ) - 7,5

7 FM Djuraev Sokhib (2391 TJK) - 4,5

8 GM Amonatov Farrukh (2648 TJK) - 10,0

9 GM Filippov Anton (2584 UZB) - 10,0

10 GM Dzhumaev Marat (2552 UZB) - 7,0

11 Kvon Andrey (2425 UZB) - 7,5

12 IM Khamrakulov Dzhurabek (2524 UZB) - 7,5

13 GM Iuldachev Saidali (2497 UZB) - 7,0

14 FM Tologontegin Semetey (2367 KGZ) - 4,0

Final scores (women):

1 WFM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan (2172 KAZ) - 6,0

2 WFM Davletbayeva Madina (2133 KAZ) - 4,0

3 WGM Sergeyeva Mariya (2377 KAZ) - 6,0

4 WIM Sabirova O. (2192 UZB) - 5,5

5 Tokhirjanova Hulkar (2137 UZB) - 5,5

6 WIM Dauletova Gulmira (2232 KAZ) - 5,0

7 WIM Turebayeva Alfiya (2202 KAZ) - 4,0

8 Antonova Nadezhda (1831 TJK) - 1,5

9 WIM Hamrakulova Yulduz (2191 UZB) - 4,0

10 Nodirjanova Nodira (2130 UZB) - 5,5

11 WIM Muminova Nafisa (2212 UZB) - 8,0

Armenia takes the lead against France (video)

Chessdom.com commentator GM Christian Bauer undefeatable for France

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The Olympic Champions Armenia were expected to make a good start in their match against France, similar to the development in the analogical match in Baku. However, they met fierce resistance, leaving them only with a point lead after the first three rounds.

Armenia started with a convincing 3-1 victory in round 1. Akopian managed to defeat Lautier with black, the same did Petrosian with Fressinet. However, Armenia’s celebration was short after France managed to win round 2 with a score 2,5 : 1,5 with Chessdom’s good friend Vachier-Lagrave defeating Petrosian. All games in round 3 ended draw to leave Armenia with minimum advantage.

The most stable players until now are GM Akopian and GM Vachier-Lagrave (2,0/3). Undefeated are Chessdom.com commentator GM Christian Bauer, GM Sargissian, and GM Aronian.

Tomorrow are the next round, here are all the results from day 1, and videos and photo from our correspondent Philippe Dornbusch.

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france armenia

Round 1

LAUTIER Joel 0-1 AKOPIAN Vladimir

SARGISSIAN Gabriel 1/2 BAUER Christian

FRESSINET Laurent 0-1 PETROSIAN Tigran L.

ARONIAN Levon 1/2 VACHIER-LAGRAVE Maxime

Round 2

PETROSIAN Tigran L. 0-1 VACHIER-LAGRAVE Maxime

LAUTIER Joel 1/2 ARONIAN Levon

FRESSINET Laurent 1/2 SARGISSIAN Gabriel

AKOPIAN Vladimir 1/2 BAUER Christian

Round 3

PETROSIAN Tigran L. 1/2 LAUTIER Joel

BAUER Christian 1/2 ARONIAN Levon

VACHIER-LAGRAVE Maxime 1/2 SARGISSIAN Gabriel

AKOPIAN Vladimir 1/2 FRESSINET Laurent

Gabor Pali banned for 3 years from chess events

The ban is a result of the Gadeon Barcza Memorial scandal

Gabor Pali, organizer and center of the scandal of the Gadeon Barcza Memorial, has received a 3 years ban from the Hungarian Chess Federation. The disciplinary Committee of Budapest Chess Federation has forbidden Gabor Pali from organizing tournaments for the next 3 years.

Earlier this year, the Hungarian Chess Federation has announced that it “has never approved, supported, promoted any so-called Barcza Memorial tournament or provided any financial support for such a tournament to its organizer Gabor Pali.” They qualified the tournament as a fraud and launched an investigation.

Special thanks to our good friends Laszlo Rudolf and WGM Anna Rudolf for bringing the news, below is the official letter of the HCF in Hungarian.

Update: Susan Polgar added the following information: “Mr. Pali has 15 days after receiving the ruling to appeal. In addition, the reasons for this lesser penalty are: 1. He never had a prior record of such conduct in the past and 2. He has made arrangements to compensate all the participants”

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Small European Countries Chess Olympics

Faroe Islands and Andorra with perfect score after three rounds

A unique Chess Olympiad takes place from 20th to 27th of June, 2009. Ten small European countries will compete on a national level for the “Small Olympics” title.

The tournament is organized by the Andorra Chess Federation and is being played in Andorra la Vella. Top seeded is the host country with GM Oscar de la Riva on board 1, closely followed by Faroe Island led by IM Ziska, and Luxembourg led by IM Berend.

Andorra 4

Round 3 results:

GUERNSEY - MONACO 1 : 3

ROWE Peter 2042 - FM VAN HOOLANDT Patrick 2224 0 – 1

CM KIRBY Peter J 2055 - GENTILLEAU Jean-Philippe 2152 0 – 1

FM HAMPERL Fred 2075 - RIBBEGREN Karl Johan 2113 1 – 0

HALE Andrew 0 - ICLICKI Willy 2057 0 – 1

MALTA - CYPRUS 3 : 1

BORG Andrew 2103 - PAPATRYFONOS Constantinos 2107 1 – 0

CILIA VINCENTI David 2094 - CONSTANTINOU Pavlos 2018 ½ – ½

GAUCI Joseph 2093 - ARISTOTELOUS Vassilis 1917 ½ – ½

SAMMUT BRIFFA Peter 2025 - GEORGIOU Andreas 0 1 – 0

LUXEMBURG - LIECHTENSTEIN 3 : 1

IM BEREND Fred 2344 - FRICK Renato 2103 1 – 0

WGM BEREND Elvira 2316 - KOBLER Mario 2096 1 – 0

WAGNER Steven 2139 - CM GULLER Andras 2080 ½ – ½

WFM STEIL-ANTONI Fiona 2115 - MUENDLE Kurt 1910 ½ – ½

JERSEY - FAROE ISLANDS 0 : 4

ROSENBEIGER Alan 2160 - IM ZISKA Helgi Dam 2422 0 – 1

CM TANDY Chris 2222 - FM OLSEN Heini 2382 0 – 1

FM HAWES Jonathan 2159 - IM RODGAARD John 2370 0 – 1

MOONEY Graham 2042 - NIELSEN Rogvi Egilstoft 1936 0 – 1

SAN MARINO - ANDORRA ½ :3½

CM GRASSI Enrico 2049 - GM DE LA RIVA AGUADO Oscar 2539 0 – 1

CM MACCAPANI Massimiliano 2113 - FM GARCIA Raul 2237 ½ – ½

CM VOLPINARI Danilo 2056 - FM GALLEGO Ruben 2235 0 – 1

CECCHETTI Roberto 0 - FERNANDEZ LOPEZ Joan 2097 0 – 1

Round 3 standings (matches wins-draws-losses, ind.points):

1. Faroe Islands 3-0-0, 10

2. Andorra 3-0-0, 9.5

3. Monaco 2-0-1, 7.5

4. Malta 2-0-1, 6.5

5. Cyprus 2-0-1, 6

6. Luxemburg 1-0-2, 6

7. Guernsey 1-0-2, 5.5

8. San Marino 1-0-2, 4

9. Liechtenstein 0-0-3, 3

10. Jersey 0-0-3, 2

Official website

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View of the entrance to the Centre de Congressos d’Andorra la Vella, tournament hall

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Lazaro Bruzon leading the Zonal 2.3

Neuris Delgado and Eduardo Iturrizaga on shared second

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, is hosting the Zonal 2.3 Chess Championships, which is a qualifying event for the World Chess Cup 2009. The event takes place on 18-26th June and 14 players from five countries in the region will compete. Fernando Osorio from Venezuela was forced to withdraw application because his flights were canceled. Top seeded are Cuban Grandmasters Lazaro Bruzon and Neuris Delgado, who were also active in performing lectures and simultaneous exhibitions in San Jose.

The Zone 2.3 comprises of 22 nations, including all the Caribbean and Central America, plus Mexico, Venezuela, Suriname, Ecuador and Colombia.

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Eduardo Iturrizaga and Lazaro Bruzon

Round 5 results:

GM Iturrizaga, Eduardo VEN 2528 - GM Delgado Ramirez, Neuris CUB 2572 0-1

GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2617 - IM Hernandez Basante, Francis CRC 2278 1-0

IM Prasca, Raphael VEN 2415 – IM Arias, Lemmys A. ESA 2406 ½-½

IM Murillo, Alexis CRC 2317 - FM Soto Paez, Oliver VEN 2388 1-0

FM Echavarria, Johann COL 2379 - IM Gongora Montes, Benjamin MEX 2251 1-0

IM Valdes, Leonardo CRC 2403 - IM Gonzalez, Bernal CRC 2440 ½-½

FM Sanchez Enriquez, Oscar Ge MEX 2282 - Ossa, Orlando COL 2301 1-0

Round 5 standings:

1. GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2617 – 4.0

2. GM Delgado Ramirez, Neuris CUB 2572 – 3.5

3. GM Iturrizaga, Eduardo VEN 2528 – 3.5

4. IM Arias, Lemmys A. ESA 2406 – 3.0

5. FM Echavarria, Johann COL 2379 – 3.0

6. IM Murillo, Alexis CRC 2317 – 3.0

7. IM Gonzalez, Bernal CRC 2440 – 2.5

8. IM Prasca, Raphael VEN 2415 – 2.5

9. IM Valdes, Leonardo CRC 2403 – 2.0

10. FM Soto Paez, Oliver VEN 2388 – 2.0

11. IM Hernandez Basante, Francis CRC 2278 – 2.0

12. IM Gongora Montes, Benjamin MEX 2251 – 2.0

13. FM Sanchez Enriquez, Oscar Ge MEX 2282 – 1.5

14. Ossa, Orlando COL 2301 – 0.5

Pairings round 6:

GM Delgado Ramirez, Neuris CUB 2572 - GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2617

FM Echavarria, Johann COL 2379 - GM Iturrizaga, Eduardo VEN 2528

IM Arias, Lemmys A. ESA 2406 - IM Murillo, Alexis CRC 2317

IM Gonzalez, Bernal CRC 2440 - IM Prasca, Raphael VEN 2415

IM Gongora Montes, Benjamin MEX 2251 - FM Soto Paez, Oliver VEN 2388

IM Hernandez Basante, Francis CRC 2278 - FM Sanchez Enriquez, Oscar Ge MEX 2282

Ossa, Orlando COL 2301 - IM Valdes, Leonardo CRC 2403

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