3rd Magistral Ciudad de Asunción Copa Roggio

GM Zambrana and IM Diaz leading after round three

The III Magistral Ciudad de Asunción “Copa Roggio” chess tournament is taking place in Asunción, Paraguay, from May 19th to May 29th. Ten players are competing in the main A Group, with round-robin pairing system. After the rest day on Saturday, the tournament resumed with the games of round three.

Bolivian GM Oswaldo Zambrana and Argentinian IM Nahuel Diaz Hollemaert continued the successful run and have singled out on the top after new victories. The derby match between top seeded GM Eduardas Rozentalis and legendary South American GM Ivan Morovic Fernandez finished in a draw. The naturalized Colombian GM Neuris Delgado is having difficult time and currently sharing the last place with only half a point in the column.

Paraguay Morovic vs Rozentalis

Ivan Morovic vs Eduardas Rozentalis

Paraguay Zambrana vs Rodriguez

Oswaldo Zambrana vs Andres Rodriguez

Paraguay Bachmann vs Delgado

Axel Bachmann vs Neuris Delgado

Paraguay Diaz vs Cubas

Nahuel Diaz Hollemaert vs Fernando Cubas

The massive blitz tournament “Memorial Eduardo Saguier” was held on Friday, while Saturday was reserved for the lecture by GM Oscar Panno at the Centennial Club. Panno was Junior World Champion, former World Championship Candidate, and member of the strongest team of Argentina, when the South American country took silver medals in three Chess Olympiads, in the 50′s.

Paraguay Panno

The lecture with GM Oscar Panno

Paraguay Charla coloquio

Q & A session with GM Oscar Panno and GM Zenon Franco

Round 1 results:

IM Kropff Ricardo - GM Rodriguez Vila Andres 0 – 1

GM Zambrana Oswaldo - IM Cubas Jose Fernando ½ – ½

IM Mareco Sandro - GM Rozentalis Eduardas 0 – 1

IM Diaz Hollemaert Nahuel - GM Delgado Ramirez Neuris 1 – 0

GM Morovic Fernandez Ivan - GM Bachmann Axel ½ – ½

Round 2 results:

GM Rodriguez Vila Andres - GM Bachmann Axel ½ – ½

GM Delgado Ramirez Neuris - GM Morovic Fernandez Ivan ½ – ½

GM Rozentalis Eduardas - IM Diaz Hollemaert Nahuel ½ – ½

IM Cubas Jose Fernando - IM Mareco Sandro ½ – ½

IM Kropff Ricardo - GM Zambrana Oswaldo 0 – 1

Round 3 results:

GM Zambrana Oswaldo - GM Rodriguez Vila Andres 1 – 0

IM Mareco Sandro - IM Kropff Ricardo ½ – ½

IM Diaz Hollemaert Nahuel - IM Cubas Jose Fernando 1 – 0

GM Morovic Fernandez Ivan - GM Rozentalis Eduardas ½ – ½

GM Bachmann Axel - GM Delgado Ramirez Neuris 1 – 0

Round 3 standings:

GM Zambrana Oswaldo BOL 2504 - 2.5

IM Diaz Hollemaert Nahuel ARG 2451 - 2.5

GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2618 - 2.0

GM Bachmann Axel PAR 2563 - 2.0

GM Morovic Fernandez Ivan CHI 2552 - 1.5

GM Rodriguez Vila Andres URU 2502 - 1.5

IM Cubas Jose Fernando PAR 2462 - 1.0

IM Mareco Sandro ARG 2535 - 1.0

GM Delgado Ramirez Neuris COL 2595 - 0.5

IM Kropff Ricardo PAR 2300 - 0.5

Round 4 pairings:

GM Rodriguez Vila Andres - GM Delgado Ramirez Neuris

GM Rozentalis Eduardas - GM Bachmann Axel

IM Cubas Jose Fernando - GM Morovic Fernandez Ivan

IM Kropff Ricardo - IM Diaz Hollemaert Nahuel

GM Zambrana Oswaldo - IM Mareco Sandro

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