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Exciting finish in Argentina Chess Championship

The 86th Argentinian Chess Championship took place from 4th to 12th July at the Chamber of Senators of the Province of Buenos Aires. 74 players, including 7 Grandmasters and 10 International Masters, competed in the 11-round Swiss event.

In the thrilling last round the top six boards produced decisive results. The untitled Martin Lorenzini started the day with 8 points, a full point ahead of the rest of the field, and needed only a draw to secure the title of the champion, but he lost to the experienced GM Pablo Ricardi.

Pablo Ricardi - Martín Lorenzini

Pablo Ricardi - Martín Lorenzini

Three other Grandmasters won their games to catch up on the top and form a group of five on the shared first place with 8 points each.

Martin Lorenzini nevertheless claimed the title of the national champion, even though it took him a longer road as the tie-breaks needed to be summed.

Lorenzini and GM Sandro Mareco qualify for the Argentinian national team in the upcoming Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.

GM Federico Pérez Ponsa, Martín Lorenzini, GM Sandro Mareco

GM Federico Pérez Ponsa, Martín Lorenzini, GM Sandro Mareco

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Final standings:

1. LORENZINI Martin ARG 2466 – 8
2. GM MARECO Sandro ARG 2586 – 8
3. GM PEREZ PONSA Federico ARG 2489 – 8
4. GM RICARDI Pablo ARG 2500 – 8
5. GM SLIPAK Sergio ARG 2444 – 8
6. GM LEMOS Damian ARG 2545 – 7.5
7. FM JULIA Ernesto ARG 2359 – 7.5
8. IM KRYSA Leandro ARG 2424 – 7
9. GM FELGAER Ruben ARG 2580 – 7
10. GM ALONSO Salvador ARG 2516 – 7
11. IM TRISTAN Leonardo ARG 2449 – 7
12. IM FILGUEIRA Hernan ARG 2308 – 7
13. IM LUJAN Carolina ARG 2367 – 7
14. FM PICHOT Alan ARG 2287 – 7
15. GAITAN Juan Manuel ARG 2283 – 7
16. IM MAHIA Gustavo ARG 2401 – 6.5
17. IM PIERROT Facundo ARG 2442 – 6.5
18. TOBARES Leandro ARG 2242 – 6.5
19. SPATA German ARG 2278 – 6.5
20. GIAMPA Alejandro ARG 2226 – 6.5
21. HERMAN Diego ARG 2193 – 6.5
22. MARTINEZ DE NEGRI Gonzalo ARG 2093 – 6.5
23. BENEDETTI Julio ARG 2090 – 6.5
24. LOPEZ MILLER Indalecio ARG 1894 – 6.5
25. TOKATLIAN Gabriel ARG 1947 – 6.5
26. IM DOLEZAL Cristian ARG 2437 – 6
27. FM APARICIO Anibal ARG 2223 – 6
28. NEGRI Santiago ARG 2188 – 6
29. FERNANDEZ Maria Florencia ARG 2150 – 6
30. SANCHEZ Christian ARG 2032 – 6
31. MANSILLA Martin ARG 2037 – 6
32. IM BARRIONUEVO Pablo ARG 2318 – 6
33. MARTYNIUK Carolina Milka ARG 1955 – 6
34. TORRES Sergio ARG 2130 – 5.5
35. COLAUTTI Marcela ARG 1973 – 5.5
36. BENEDETTI Antonella ARG 2026 – 5.5
37. BIANCHI Augusto ARG 1899 – 5.5
38. MASDEU Fernando ARG 0 – 5
39. MALDONADO Marcos ARG 0 – 5
40. MARTINEZ Daniel ARG 2007 – 5
41. RODRIGUEZ Federico ARG 1981 – 5
42. FIGUEROA Jose Leonardo ARG 0 – 5
43. D ASCANIO Adolfo ARG 1906 – 5
44. FLUXA Ismael ARG 0 – 5
45. FM CORDERO Alfredo ARG 2137 – 5
46. ETCHEVEST Marcelo ARG 1726 – 5
47. GUZMAN Ezequiel ARG 0 – 5
48. GUZMAN Paola ARG 0 – 5
49. MUNIZ Roberto ARG 0 – 5
50. LAHERA Carlos ARG 0 – 5
51. VAQUERO Diego Javier ARG 2089 – 4.5
52. ARAOZ Claudio Alberto ARG 1849 – 4.5
53. LIMA Joaquin ARG 0 – 4.5
54. TACHELLA Pablo Ivan ARG 1888 – 4.5
55. ROA Carlos ARG 0 – 4.5
56. JORGE Hector ARG 0 – 4.5
57. PAOLINI Claudio ARG 1915 – 4.5
58. FERREYRA Gustavo ARG 0 – 4.5
59. LIMA Damian ARG 0 – 4
60. ENNIS MARCOS Alan ARG 1623 – 4
61. RAUTENBERG Raul ARG 0 – 4
62. D ASCANIO Florencia ARG 0 – 4
63. MOSCATO Nestor ARG 0 – 4
64. VILLANUEVA Maria Belen ARG 0 – 3.5
65. ENCISO Franco ARG 1523 – 3.5
66. IM CLAVERIE Raul ARG 2467 – 3
67. MARTINEZ Luciana ARG 1488 – 3
68. SOSA Carlos ARG 0 – 3
69. CORONEL Nestor ARG 1742 – 3
70. CESPEDES Juan ARG 0 – 3
71. GARCIA CIUFFANI Mirco ARG 1764 – 2.5
72. IM REAL DE AZUA Ernesto ARG 2474 – 1.5
73. LOPEZ MUNTANER Emilio ARG 0 – 1
74. GOMEZ BORGES Ruben Alfredo ARG 1849 – 1

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