The magic is again with Ivan Cheparinov
MERIDA - LINEX – MAGIC 2,5:3,5
GM Dimitry Jakovenko (Merida) - GM Alexei Shirov (Linex) 1/2-1/2
GM Michael Adams (Linex) – GM Evgeny Alekseev (Merida) 1/2-1/2
GM Artyom Timofeev (Merida) - GM Sergei Rublevsky (Linex) 1/2-1/2
GM Gabriel Sargissian (Linex) - GM Viktor Bologan (Merida) 1/2-1/2
GM Ibragim Khamrakulov (Merida) - GM Ivan Cheparinov (Linex) 0-1
IM Manuel Perez Candelario (Linex) - IM Miguel Llanes Hurtado (Merida) 1/2-1/2
After winning the Club Cup in Turkey earlier this month, Linex Magic won the Spanish Team Championship. Linex won the semi final against UPI (the team of Ivanchuk) and today they defeated Merida to clinch the title.
The Magical boy for Linex this month has clearly been Ivan Cheparinov. After having the highest performance in Turkey, he brought the Spanish Team title after being the winner of the only decisive game of the day. He defeated with black GM Ibragim Khamrakulov to give Linex the 2,5:3,5 victory.
With this victory Ivan Cheparinov passes the 2700 ELO barrier for the first time in his life and joins the 2700+ club! A fantastic prize for the young player who had top performances this year.
Ivan Cheparinov brought the winning point for Linex
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