Top Argentinian Players Create Buenos Aires Krakens
The Buenos Aires Krakens are one of just two PRO Chess League teams from South America, and they come with a stacked lineup of star Argentinian players.
The Krakens are spearheaded by GM Federico Perez Ponsa, the second highest-rated player in Argentina. He achieved the grandmaster title at the age of just 18. Can you find his winning move in this position?
GM Alan Pichot is also on the squad and is well known for winning the World Under-16 Championship in 2014. Currently, he is the highest-rated player in the 18 and under junior classification in all of South America. Having such a young and improving player on the team is almost surely a recipe for success.
IM Sebastian Iermito, may not yet be a grandmaster, but at 2498 FIDE, he is just about as strong as an international master can be.
Meanwhile IM Ernesto Real de Azua owns one grandmaster norm and is also an established FIDE Trainer.
With other local stars such as Mario Villanueva, German Spata and a free agent from Cordoba, Leonardo Tristan, the Krakens look like a very balanced, young, and dangerous team. The PRO Chess League is delighted to have such strong South American representation.
The PRO Chess League welcomes the Buenos Aires Krakens!
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