Bahía Feliz International Chess Tournament

GM Paco Vallejo leading after round 4, GM Markus Ragger close behind

The Bahía Feliz International chess tournament is taking place from 12th to 21st May at the Hotel Orquidea on Gran Canaria, Spain. Ten players participate in the round robin event supported by Bahía Feliz Invest S.L., the Spanish subsidiary of the Krulich Group.

The sponsor Roman Krulich and tournament director José Luis Fernández García have composed an interesting field, an international mix of young and mature, male and female professionals. They are particularly proud to have secured the participation of the currently best Spanish player, Paco Vallejo, and the great hope of the new generation, the representative of Gran Canaria, WGM Sabrina Vega.

Another great attraction is the Ukrainian Illya Nyzhnyk, who at 14 is the youngest grandmaster in the world. Top Austrian player Markus Ragger will probably be involved in the fight for first place.

Reggio Emilia Paco Vallejo

Paco Vallejo

Round 4 results:

GM Mecking Henrique – IM Bromberger Stefan 0 – 1

GM Ragger Markus – GM Hertneck Gerald ½ – ½

GM Vallejo Pons Francisco – GM Nyzhnyk Illya 1 – 0

GM Granda Zuniga Julio E – GM Mateo Ramon postponed

WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina – GM Kindermann Stefan ½ – ½

Round 4 standings:

1. GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2722 – 3.5

2. GM Ragger Markus AUT 2674 – 3.0

3. GM Hertneck Gerald GER 2552 – 2.5

4-6. GM Nyzhnyk Illya UKR 2583, GM Kindermann Stefan AUT 2515 and GM Mecking Henrique BRA 2577 – 2.0

7. GM Granda Zuniga Julio E PER 2614 (-1) – 1.5

8-9. IM Bromberger Stefan GER 2505 and GM Mateo Ramon DOM 2422 (-1) – 1.0

10. WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina ESP 2306 – 0.5

Round 5 pairings:

GM Kindermann Stefan – GM Mecking Henrique

GM Mateo Ramon – WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina

GM Nyzhnyk Illya – GM Granda Zuniga Julio E

GM Hertneck Gerald – GM Vallejo Pons Francisco

IM Bromberger Stefan – GM Ragger Markus

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