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GM Alonso Salvador wins ITT CXG Marcel Duchamp Memorial 2016

rio-de-janeiro-1413012106-LThe Marcel Duchamp Memorial took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This year we celebrated 129 years since the birth of Marcel Duchamp – a famous artist who devoted most of his life to chess. Duchamp worked diligently in the chess world not as a top-level player, but as a chess correspondent. His actions helped popularize the game in the 1930s and 1940s especially. He formulated and published a lot of works related especially to the endgame, popularizing the term and crafting endgame problems that are still difficult to solve.

In the Clube Xadrez Guanabara in Rio de Janeiro, 10 participants have chosen to honor the name of Duchamp with a 9 round Round Robin tournament. 3 players from Brazil, 3 from Argentina, 1 from the USA, 1 from Italy, 1 from Portugal and 1 from Paraguay have gathered to revere the legacy of a great chess contributor.

The top seed GM Alonso Salvador from Argentina accumulated 7.5 points, 1.5 more than any other competitor and won in a dominating fashion. Second place was for Italian GM Carlos Garcia Palermo with 6 points, the same as American GM Andrew Hungarski Robert.

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Final Standings

Name Rtg
GM Alonso Salvador 2491
GM Hungaski Robert Andrew 2478
GM Galego Luis 2451
GM Garcia Palermo Carlos 2438
IM Roselli Mailhe Bernardo 2427
WIM Zuriel Marisa 2258
WIM Terao Juliana Sayumi 2243
WIM Feliciano Ebert Vanessa 2232
WIM Martinez Ayelen 2217
Manzi Luiz Antonio Bardaro 2028

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