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GM Julio Granda Zuniga with perfect score at 37th La Roda Torneo

GM Diamant, GM Paunovic, GM Gonzalez and IM Cori sharing second

La Roda

The 37th La Roda Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez is taking place from 31st March to 4th April, 2010, in Albacete, Spain. 205 players signed for a 9-round Swiss tournament with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment. The organizers have provided a rich prize fund of 11.000 EUR, with 2.200 EUR reserved for the winner.

Top-seeded GM Julio Granda Zuniga is storming through the competition, having won all five games and emerging on the top as sole leader. In round five he defeated talented Brazilian IM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian. Joint second are Mekhitarian’s compatriot GM Andre Diamant, who drew Cuban champion GM Lazaro Bruzon, GM Dragan Paunovic, GM Yuri Gonzalez and Peruvian star IM Jorge Cori.

Round 5 top results:

IM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag - GM Granda Zuniga Julio 0 – 1

GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro - GM Diamant Andre ½ – ½

IM Larino Nieto David - GM Burmakin Vladimir ½ – ½

GM Paunovic Dragan - IM Llorente Zaro Alfonso 1 – 0

GM Suba Mihai - GM Almeida Quintana Omar ½ – ½

GM Gonzalez Vidal Yuri - Bermejo Martinez Jorge 1 – 0

Picazo Lopez Juan Antonio - IM Cori Jorge 0 – 1

GM Plaskett James - IM Monroy Charles ½ – ½

GM Rizouk Aimen - FM Sanchez Jerez Emilio Miguel 1 – 0

FM Anton Guijarro David - IM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo 0 – 1
GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador - Serna Lara Sergio 1 – 0

Round 5 standings:

1. GM Granda Zuniga Julio PER 2643 – 5.0

2-5. GM Paunovic Dragan SRB 2551, GM Gonzalez Vidal Yuri CUB 2512, GM Diamant Andre BRA 2486 and IM Cori Jorge PER 2500 – 4.5

6-24. IM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag BRA 2490, GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2641, IM Cuenca Jimenez Jose Fernando ESP 2453, GM Plaskett James ENG 2494, GM Suba Mihai ROU 2451, FM Picard Romain FRA 2363, IM Martinez Martin David ESP 2390, IM Larino Nieto David ESP 2462, IM Monroy Charles FRA 2449, GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador ESP 2524, IM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo CUB 2527, GM Almeida Quintana Omar CUB 2540, GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2604, FM Valmana Canto Jaime ESP 2354, IM Rojas Keim Luis CHI 2421, IM Antoli Royo Joaquin Miguel ESP 2399, FM Ramiro Ovejero Juan Luis ESP 2375, IM Guerra Bastida Diego ESP 2432 and GM Rizouk Aimen ALG 2540 – 4.0 etc

Top round 6 games:

GM Granda Zuniga Julio - GM Paunovic Dragan

IM Cori Jorge - GM Diamant Andre

GM Burmakin Vladimir - GM Gonzalez Vidal Yuri

GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro - GM Suba Mihai

GM Almeida Quintana Omar - IM Monroy Charles

IM Guerra Bastida Diego - GM Rizouk Aimen

IM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo - FM Valmana Canto Jaime

IM Rojas Keim Luis - GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador

IM Antoli Royo Joaquin Miguel - GM Plaskett James

FM Ramiro Ovejero Juan Luis - IM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag

IM Martinez Martin David - IM Larino Nieto David

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