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GM Rodrigo Vasquez winner of the 1st Torneo ITT Ciudad de Antofagasta

The 1st ITT Ciudad de Antofagasta Tournament took place between 31st October and 4th November in the Hall José Santos Ossa “Hotel Leeds” – Balmaceda 2575, Antofagasta – Chile.

The tournament was organized by the Antofagasta Chess Association. The event was played under the round robin format and was valid for obtaining the International Master norms.

Chilean Grandmaster Rodrigo Vasquez Schroeder became the champion by finishing undefeated with 7 points.

Rodrigo Vasquez Schroeder

GM Rodrigo Vasquez Schroeder with the winner's trophy

The second place was for the future of Chilean chess Pablo Garcia Cardenas, who recently turned 23, after concluding the event undefeated with 6.5 points.

The third place went to the Peruvian FM Marco Pacheco with 6.0 points and a performance of 2501. Pacheco also claimed his final IM norm.

Final standings:

1. GM VASQUEZ Schroder Rodrigo CHI 2538 – 7.0
2. GARCIA CARDENAS Pablo CHI 2376 – 6.5
3. FM PACHECO Marco PER 2377 – 6.0
4. FM VERA SIGUENAS Deivy PER 2396 – 5.5
5. IM VALENZUELA FUENTEALBA Luis CHI 2496 – 5.0
6. IM SOPPE Guillermo ARG 2417 – 4.5
7. LOPEZ Silva Hugo Andres CHI 2398 – 4.0
8-9. IM MICHEL YUNIS Christian D. PLE 2368 and FM AVALOS PARRA Joao CHI 2174 – 2.5
10. MESIAS ROJAS Rabindranath CHI 2224 – 1.5

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