Spanish Team Championships

Spanish Team Championships

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From 23-28 August the Spanish Team Chess Championships take place in Sestao.

Ten international teams will battle over six rounds to decide the destination of the title.  Many players in action are over the 2700 Elo mark, including top-ranked Alexei Shirov (pictured) and hotfoot from his success in Amsterdam, Hikaru Nakamura.

The official website has more details.  It's worth trying out your Spanish language skills with a visit!  Some games from rounds one and two are below.

The top 20 players taking part by rating:

Shirov, Alexei 2749 ESP
Ponomariov, Ruslan 2734 UKR
Navara, David 2731 CZE
Nakamura, Hikaru 2729 USA
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2723 FRA
Bacrot, Etienne 2720 FRA
Gashimov, Vugar 2719 AZE
Almasi, Zoltan 2717 HUN
Jobava, Baadur 2710 GEO
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 2699 UZB
Caruana, Fabiano 2697 ITA
Vallejo Pons, Francisco 2697 ESP
Short, Nigel D 2690 ENG
Rublevsky, Sergei 2688 RUS
Le, Quang Liem 2681 VIE
Van Wely, Loek 2677 NED
Sargissian, Gabriel 2673 ARM
Inarkiev, Ernesto 2671 RUS
Smeets, Jan 2669 NED
Moiseenko, Alexander 2667 UKR







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