Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2010

Lazaro Bruzon and Ivan Salgado share the first place, Bruzon declared winner

Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2010 round robin tournament with ten players was held on 4-12th November at Marina Avenue 19-21 in Barcelona, Spain.

A large number of decided games jumbled the crosstable after each round, but two players, Ivan Salgado and Lazaro Bruzon, remained constantly in the chase for the winner’s trophy.

Bruzon defeated Salgado in the first round, but then Spaniard proceeded to take over the pole position with six straight victories. Only in the last round, when Salgado drew Ernesto Inarkiev, Bruzon was able to catch him on the shared first place. Exactly the score from the first round brought better tiebreak to the Cuban, who was declared the champion.

Lazaro Bruzon

Lazaro Bruzon

Round 8 results:

GM Inarkiev Ernesto - GM Oms Pallisse Josep 1 – 0

GM Edouard Romain - GM Jussupow Artur ½ – ½

GM Hess Robert - GM Cuartas Jaime Alexander 0 – 1

GM Alsina Leal Daniel - GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro ½ – ½

GM Magem Badals Jordi - GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ½ – ½

Round 9 results:

GM Salgado Lopez Ivan - GM Inarkiev Ernesto ½ – ½

GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro - GM Magem Badals Jordi 1 – 0

GM Cuartas Jaime Alexander - GM Alsina Leal Daniel 1 – 0

GM Jussupow Artur - GM Hess Robert 1 – 0

GM Oms Pallisse Josep - GM Edouard Romain 0 – 1

Final standings:

1-2. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2668 and GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2602 – 7.0

3. GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2667 – 6.0

4-5. GM Jussupow Artur GER 2589 and GM Edouard Romain FRA 2636 – 4.5

6-7. GM Alsina Leal Daniel ESP 2527 and GM Cuartas Jaime Alexander COL 2534 – 4.0

8. GM Oms Pallisse Josep ESP 2528 – 3.5

9. GM Magem Badals Jordi ESP 2593 – 2.5

10. GM Hess Robert USA 2602 – 2.0


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