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Bruzon, Granda and Iturrizaga at the American Continental Championship 2013

A total of 120 chess players from the Americas gathered in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba to battle in the Continental Chess Championship 2013, which will give four qualification spots for the upcoming World Cup in Norway to be played in August.

The event, which will last until May 15th, counts with the participation of the regional elite, with 14 GMs, 16 IMs and 14 FMs among the registered players.

Among the favorites, we can highlight Peruvian Julio Granda, defending champion after winning the 2012 event in Mar del Plata, Argentina; Cuban GMs Lázaro Bruzón, Yuniesky Quesada and Isam Ortíz, that will have the biggest national representation apart from the organizing country.

Lazaro Bruzon

Lazaro Bruzon

The local line-up will be headed by Oswaldo Zambrana; Argentine champion Diego Flores will also be present; Eduardo Iturrizaga will be representing Venezuela; and Aleksandr Lenderman will defend the flog of the United States.

The event is a 11-round Swiss open with a classical FIDE time control.

Full info at es.chessdom.com

Participants:

1 GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2707
2 GM Granda Zuniga Julio E PER 2659
3 GM Iturrizaga Eduardo VEN 2655
4 GM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo CUB 2598
5 GM Flores Diego ARG 2586
6 GM Lenderman Aleksandr USA 2585
7 GM Vasquez Schroeder Rodrigo CHI 2554
8 GM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag BRA 2551
9 GM Cubas Jose Fernando PAR 2550
10 GM Cori Jorge PER 2546
11 GM Bachmann Axel PAR 2531
12 GM Zambrana Oswaldo BOL 2478
13 IM Hambleton Aman CAN 2468
14 IM Gonzalez Bernal CRC 2461
15 IM Sarkar Justin USA 2437
16 WGM Cori T. Deysi PER 2430
17 IM Prasca Sosa Rafael VEN 2426
18 IM Juarez Flores Carlos A. GUA 2404
19 IM Leiva Giuseppe PER 2388
20 IM Pacheco Marco PER 2384
21 IM Perez Garcia Rodney Oscar CUB 2381
22 IM Cornejo Max PER 2380
23 IM Ynojosa Felix Jose VEN 2371
24 IM Ruiz C Joshua D COL 2370
25 IM Rios Cristhian Camilo COL 2362
26 FM Espinoza Palomino Willyam PER 2361
27 FM Cuellar Diego PER 2323
28 IM Gemy Jose Daniel BOL 2320
29 FM Sabas Jorge ARG 2302
30 Abarca Gonzalez Nicolas CHI 2300
31 FM Nina Miguel Angel PER 2284
32 IM Cueto Jonny BOL 2263
33 FM Principe Alexander PER 2261
34 FM Latorre Matias PAR 2254
35 FM Gutierrez Carmelo PER 2253
36 Estay Torreblanca Oscar CHI 2249
37 Aguilar Andres ARG 2233
38 Rojas Barrero Andres Humberto COL 2227
39 IM Kropff Ricardo PAR 2224
40 Cornejo P Guillermo PER 2222
41 FM Campero Ronald BOL 2211
42 CM Ferrufino Boris BOL 2211
43 FM Martinez Alcantara Jose Eduar PER 2208
44 Martinez Ariel A. BOL 2203
45 FM Lopez Mario Iver BOL 2197
46 Farfan Ortiz Victor CHI 2196
47 Mamani Joan Franco PER 2187
48 WFM Aliaga Fernandez Ingrid Y PER 2184
49 FM Saavedra Carlos BOL 2179
50 Lopez Diego ARG 2171
51 Salazar Carlos PER 2167
52 Condori Edwin PER 2163
53 Parraga Alejandro BOL 2163
54 Delgadillo Adonay BOL 2161
55 WIM Chumpitaz Ann PER 2155
56 Mendoza Rodrigo BOL 2148
57 FM Molina Jorge BOL 2144
58 Celis Kevin BOL 2134
59 Gamboa Anibal VEN 2126
60 Arias Juan Carlos ARG 2113
61 Sanchez Sandoval Gonzalo CHI 2103
62 Herrera Fernando ARG 2086
63 Medrano Mario BOL 2085
64 Quiroga Duberlin BOL 2078
65 WIM Cordero Daniela BOL 2074
66 Slomka Gustavo ARG 2055
67 Monroy Carrizo Javier BOL 2053
68 CM Arias Pablo BOL 2050
69 WIM Estrada Lucia BOL 2034
70 Cortes Orihuela Javier CHI 2032
71 Molina Ruben BOL 2030
72 Ramirez M. Eugenia BOL 1996
73 Aguilar Pedro BOL 1987
74 Rivas Lucas ARG 1987
75 Acosta Mariano USA 1958
76 Monroy Osvaldo BOL 1954
77 WCM Borda Carla BOL 1950
78 Cruz Pereyra Andresantoni PER 1947
79 Nunez Marquina Nataly Massiel PER 1942
80 Arias Juan Cruz ARG 1933
81 Coro Renan BOL 1922
82 Tapia Mauricio BOL 1907
83 Aguilar Luis Miguel BOL 1903
84 Caba Edgar BOL 1861
85 CM Avila Carlos BOL 1848
86 Borda Cesar BOL 1838
87 Vidaurre Luis BOL 1836
88 Medrano Sebastian BOL 1803
89 Monroy Nathaly BOL 1791
90 Prado Alexandra BOL 1790
91 Zarate Ezequiel BOL 1745
92 Dabraccio Guillermo COL 1744
93 Lopez Bruno BOL 1734
94 Ruiz Samuel BOL 1710
95 Bigoria Luis PER 1691
96 Quispe Rodriguez Jair Lino Pa PER 1647
97 Mollo Jhoan BOL 1588
98 Molina Jessica BOL 1585
99 Vargas D Crystel BOL 1511
100 Arteaga Hugo BOL 0
101 Canaviri Percy BOL 0
102 Flores Chipana Rodrigo Manuel PER 0
103 Flores Jose P. BOL 0
104 Lopez A. Richard BOL 0
105 Mattes Del Castillo Addy BOL 0
106 Quiroga Walter Gonzalo BOL 0

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