GM Dreev Wins 2008 Magistral Casino de Barcelona Tournament

GM Dreev Wins 2008 Magistral Casino de Barcelona Tournament

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Nov 7, 2008, 4:35 PM |
2 | Chess Event Coverage

The 2008 Magistral Casino de Barcelona Tournament was held in Barcelona, Spain from October 30, 2008 to November 7, 2008. The event was held at the Casino of Barcelona. It featured a 10 player Round Robin event with 9 of the 10 players being Grandmasters. The other remaining player, IM Fidel Corrales qualified into the event by winning the 5th Catalan Circuit.

 

GM Alexey Dreev of Russia edged out GM Kiril Georgiev by a half point to take clear first with an impressive +5 score (7/9). He also went through the event without losing a single game.

 

Now let's take a look at some of the key victories which allowed GM Dreev to win the event:





 

Final Standings:

1) GM Dreev (7/9)

2) GM Georgiev (6.5/9)

3) GM Jobava (5.5/9)

4) GM Gulko (5/9)

5-6) GM Stefanova, IM Corrales (4.5/9)

7) GM Lopez (4/9)

8-9) GM Narciso, GM Kogan (2.5/9)

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