This Category XIII event was the strongest tournament ever held in Peru.
The first seed, GM Mareco, defended his status as favorite and achieved the first place in the competition with 7/9. The Argentinian’s road to victory didn’t have many obstacles. Mareco never left the leading position after getting three straight wins in the first rounds. Probably the only disappointing result for him was the draw he signed against the much lower rated Peruvian FM Marco Pacheco.
The purpose of the organizers was to give the young talents from Peru the chance to get IM norms. Two players lived up to the expectations and did precisely that: WGM Cori and FM Deivy Vera Siguenas.
Hopefully, this won’t be the last strong tournament organized in Peru, a country filled with chess talent. More information about the event in the Spanish/Latin American version of Chessdom.
|2||GM||Vasquez Schroeder Rodrigo||CHI||–||2543||–||6.5|
|3||WGM||Cori T. Deysi||PER||–||2423||–||5.5|
|5||FM||Vera Siguenas Deivy||PER||–||2418||–||5.0|
|7||IM||Saldano Dayer Horacio||ESP||–||2502||–||4.0|
|9||IM||Ruiz C Joshua D||COL||–||2387||–||2.5|
|10||IM||Estrada Nieto Julian||MEX||–||2302||–||2.0|