Benidorm Open 2007

Close race at the end

Patio Central

The City Hall of Benidorm together with Chess Club Benidorm organized the 20th edition of the tournament Benidorm Open. After more than 10 years of interruption the tournament came back with a strong field and a solid prize fund of 30 000 eur.

The tournament took place at the 4 star Hotel Deloix. It is a fantastic place, close to the beach. The atmosphere inside provides all necessary conditions for a strong tournament as this year’s one. A special thanks goes to the sponsors – CAM (Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo).

More than a hundred players participated in the event. You can find more information about them at our Benidorm preview. GM Chatalbashev and GM Khamrakulov have clinched last round victories to share the overall first place with 8.0/10. Close behind them finish GM Movsziszian Karen, GM Gagunashvili Merab, and GM Jankovic Alojzije with 7.5/10. See also Benidorm Photo Report.

Final standings:

1. GM Chatalbashev Boris 8.0
1. GM Khamrakulov Ibragim S. 8.0
3. GM Movsziszian Karen 7.5
3. GM Gagunashvili Merab 7.5
3. GM Jankovic Alojzije 7.5
6. GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen 7.0
6. GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel 7.0
6. GM Radulski Julian 7.0
6. GM Narciso Dublan Marc 7.0
6. GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel 7.0
6. GM Barlov Dragan 7.0
6. Swinkels Robin 7.0
6. IM Toledano Llinares Juan A 7.0

Replayable games

Special thanks to Berna from soloajedrez for providing the first boards of the tournament. Here are the most interesting encounters of the Benidorm Open.

Benidorm round 1

Benidorm round 2

Benidorm round 3

Benidorm round 4

Benidorm round 5

Benidorm round 6

Benidorm round 7

Benidorm round 8

Benidorm round 9

Benidorm round 10

The organizers

Fantastic job by the organizers of Benidorm Open 2007! We hope that the tournament continues every year. This year’s edition was very strong and we are sure the great conditions and the high prizes will attract even more visitors and players next year.

Chessdom in the month of May is going to travel to Bulgaria for the M-Tel Masters. We will do multiple video reports, interviews, and live game commentary. Expect surprises!

All the info up to now can be found at our general Mtel Masters page. There will be minimum 3 entries per day starting tomorrow. Be sure to check it out regularly.

Of course we will not forget about other ongoing events and we will inform you when we get updates on tournaments status. After Mtel Masters the team will do similar coverage for Gorenje 2007 with Karpov and Georgiev. We are also talking with two other tournaments at the moment.