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XIV International Chess Open De Sants

  • SonofPearl
  • on 8/21/12, 11:58 AM.

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The 2012 Sants Open is underway in Barcelona, Spain. 

The A Group competition is a 10-round Swiss event from 17-26 August with over 300 players taking part, including 18 GMs and 39 IMs.  The top seeds are Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Grzegorz Gajewski, Kevin Spraggett, Aleksandr Rakhmanov and Sam Shankland.   

Games start every day at 16:30 local time (14:30 UTC) except the final round which kicks off very early at 09:30!

The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to finish plus a 30 second increment from the start.  The winner will receive €2,500.

The games are broadcast live here, and the top standings after 4 rounds are:

Title Name Fed Elo Pts
GM Gajewski Grzegorz  POL 2628 4.0
GM Narciso Dublan Marc  ESP 2528 4.0
IM Alonso Rosell Alvar  ESP 2502 4.0
GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel  ESP 2498 4.0
GM Spraggett Kevin  CAN 2595 4.0
IM Perez Mitjans Orelvis  ESP 2504 4.0
GM Cuartas Jaime Alexander  COL 2521 4.0
IM Cruz Filemon  PER 2410 4.0
FM Kiewra Keaton F  USA 2364 3.5
GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr  RUS 2588 3.5
GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter  ROU 2648 3.5
GM Oms Pallisse Josep  ESP 2461 3.5
GM Shankland Samuel L  USA 2581 3.5
IM Ibarra Jerez Jose Carlos  ESP 2540 3.5
FM Massoni Michael  FRA 2368 3.5
GM Cifuentes Parada Roberto  ESP 2496 3.5
GM Aroshidze Levan  GEO 2568 3.5
GM Laxman R R  IND 2428 3.5
IM Blomqvist Erik  SWE 2454 3.5
GM Fernandez Garcia Jose Luis  ESP 2433 3.5
FM Lillo Castay Victor  ESP 2303 3.5

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There are games are available for replay: Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4. Detailed results are available at Chess-results.com here.

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A video presentation from the 2011 edition:

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