Paco Vallejo and Sergio Garza lead the 2009 Spanish National Chess Championship

Cala Major, Palma de Mallorca

Francisco-Vallejo-Pons

The Individual Spanish Chess Championship 2009 is taking place 26 September – 4 October in Hotel Santa Ana de Cala Major (Palma de Mallorca). It includes 119 players, 44 of which titled.

The top seeded GM Francisco Vallejo Pons is having a good start. After 4 rounds he is with perfect 4,0/4. Paco Vallejo is sharing the position with the international master Sergio Garza, who managed to stun GM Alexis Cabrera in round 4.

There were many more surprises at the starting rounds, leaving some of the favorites behind. GM Del Rio, GM Illescas, GM De La Villa, GM Lopez Martinez have been held to draws in the first rounds, while GM Bellon Lopez, GM Arizmendi, GM Khamrakulov, and GM Narciso Dublan are even further behind in the standings.

Here are the top tables for round 5:

1 IM Garza Marco Sergio 4 vs 4 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco

2 GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel 3½ vs 3½ GM De La Villa Garcia Jesus Maria

3 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G 3½ vs 3½ GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel

4 GM Khamrakulov Ibragim S 3 vs 3½ IM Aloma Vidal Robert

5 FM Fernandez Siles Luis 3 vs 3 GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis

6 GM Cabrera Alexis 3 vs 3 Astasio Lopez David

7 FM Valmana Canto Jaime 3 vs 3 IM Alonso Rosell Alvar

8 IM Cacho Reigadas Sergio 3 vs 3 FM Fenollar Jorda Manuel

9 IM Almagro Llamas Pablo 3 vs 3 Camacho Collados Marcos

10 IM Teran Alvarez Ismael 3 vs 3 Garcia-Ortega Mendez Jose M

11 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel 3 vs 3 FM Galiana Salom Juan Ramon

12 FM Del Rey Diego 3 vs 3 Lorente Penalba Diego

13 FM Hernandez Gallardo Fco Javier 3 vs 3 IM Vassallo Barroche Mauricio

14 IM Vehi Bach Victor Manuel 3 vs 3 Montoya Irigoyen Inigo

15 FM Menvielle Laccourreye Augusto 3 vs 3 FM Mascaro March Pedro

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Standings after 4 rounds

1 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2696 4 pts.

2 IM Garza Marco Sergio 2447 4 pts.

3 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G 2559 3.5 pts.

4 GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel 2591 3.5 pts.

5 GM De La Villa Garcia Jesus Maria 2481 3.5 pts.

6 GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel 2570 3.5 pts.

7 IM Aloma Vidal Robert 2462 3.5 pts.

8 FM Mascaro March Pedro 2369 3 pts.

9 GM Arizmendi Martinez Julen Luis 2532 3 pts.

10 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel 2430 3 pts.

11 GM Cabrera Alexis 2529 3 pts.

12 IM Teran Alvarez Ismael 2432 3 pts.

13 IM Almagro Llamas Pablo 2470 3 pts.

14 IM Cacho Reigadas Sergio 2484 3 pts.

15 FM Hernandez Gallardo Fco Javier 2360 3 pts.

16 Montoya Irigoyen Inigo 2070 3 pts.

17 FM Menvielle Laccourreye Augusto 2254 3 pts.

18 Astasio Lopez David 2315 3 pts.

19 IM Vehi Bach Victor Manuel 2381 3 pts.

20 IM Alonso Rosell Alvar 2487 3 pts.

21 Garcia-Ortega Mendez Jose M 2277 3 pts.

22 IM Vassallo Barroche Mauricio 2411 3 pts.

23 FM Fenollar Jorda Manuel 2311 3 pts.

24 Lorente Penalba Diego 2120 3 pts.

25 GM Khamrakulov Ibragim S 2554 3 pts.

26 Camacho Collados Marcos 2231 3 pts.

27 FM Galiana Salom Juan Ramon 2216 3 pts.

28 FM Valmana Canto Jaime 2332 3 pts.

29 FM Del Rey Diego 2419 3 pts.

30 FM Fernandez Siles Luis 2334 3 pts.

31 IM Recuero Guerra David 2492 2.5 pts.

32 WFM Vega Gutierrez Belinda 2218 2.5 pts.

33 CM Gutierrez Castillo Oscar 2130 2.5 pts.

34 WIM Gutierrez Castillo Paloma 2151 2.5 pts.

35 IM Cuenca Jimenez Jose Fernando 2460 2.5 pts.

36 FM Alvarez Fernandez Enrique 2340 2.5 pts.

37 GM Oms Pallisse Josep 2498 2.5 pts.

38 Sabater Sanchez Asensio 2211 2.5 pts.

39 FM Camacho Collados Jose 2401 2.5 pts.

40 Planells Roig Jose 2108 2.5 pts.

41 IM Estremera Panos Sergio 2402 2.5 pts.

42 WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2357 2.5 pts.

43 FM Garcia Garcia Ruben 2278 2.5 pts.

44 WFM Guadamuro Torrente Anabel 2142 2.5 pts.

45 GM Narciso Dublan Marc 2533 2 pts.

46 Gaya Llodra Juan 2218 2 pts.

47 Moya Albaladejo Jose Antonio 1959 2 pts.

48 Jimenez De La Torre Jose A 2175 2 pts.

49 Navarrete Espi Samuel 1929 2 pts.

50 Bordes Ibanez Juan 2046 2 pts.

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