Ivan Salgado Wins In Barcelona

Ivan Salgado Wins In Barcelona

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 21, 2011, 1:40 AM |
13 | Chess Event Coverage

magistral barcelona 2011 poster.jpgThe 2011 Magistral Casino Barcelona tournament took place from 12-20 October, and was won by Ivan Salgado Lopez with a score of 5½/8, just ahead of veteran Yasser Seirawan on tie-break.

20-year old Ivan Salgado is currently Spain's #3 ranked player after Paco Vallejo Pons and Alexei Shirov.

Another veteran campaigner, 56 year-old Kevin Spraggett of Canada had a good tournament, finishing in third place.  

The event was originally intended to include Eduardo Iturrizaga from Venezuela, but he withdrew after being involved in a car accident. He avoided any serious injuries.


The final standings:

Salgado Lopez, Ivan  ESP 2614 * ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1
Seirawan, Yasser  USA 2652 ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1
Spraggett, Kevin  CAN 2576 ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5
De La Riva Aguado, Oscar  AND 2541 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 4
Smirin, Ilia  ISR 2678 0 1 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 4
Narciso Dublan, Marc  ESP 2519 1 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½
Alsina Leal, Daniel  ESP 2529 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1
Peralta, Fernando  ARG 2602 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 3
Oms Pallisse, Josep  ESP 2493 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 2

 

Ivan Salgado (left) and Oscar de la Riva conduct some post-game analysis of their last round clash

Salgado Lopez 2011 barcelona.jpg

 

 

Yasser Seirawan (left) also won his last round game with Daniel Alsina

Seirawan barcelona 2011.jpg

 

 

Kevin Spraggett (left) only managed a draw in the last round, and had to settle for 3rd place

Spraggett barcelona 2011 - 2.jpg

 

 

Marc Narciso (left) and Ivan Salgado enjoy the local hospitality

salgado and dublan barcelona 2011.jpg

 

Good food, drink and entertainment for all the players at the end of the tournament!

mealtime barcelona magistral 2011.jpg

 

 

Photos from the tournament's Facebook page.  Official website here.

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