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IM Jorge Ferreira claims Portuguese Masters 2015

Portugal FlagAfter three editions held in Portuguese capital Lisbon, the National Masters and Honor Tournaments returned north, taking place in Matosinhos on June 7-13th, 2015. Both events were played in a 10-player single round-robin format.

The 2010/2011 champion IM Jorge Ferreira scored 6,5/9 points in the Master Section to take the trophy for second time.

He was followed by FM Luis Silva, CM Bruno Gomes and Andre V Sousa after the whole group finished the event on 6 points each.

According to the rules of the competition, Ferreira and Silva qualified for the finals of the Absolute National Championship later on this year.

The first place in the Honor Tournament was shared in a three-way tie by Lucas Silva, Carlos Novais and Hugo Sousa on 7/9 points each. However, Silva prevailed on a superior tie-break score to take the gold, while Novais remained second.

You can see the full standings and replay the games below.

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Portuguese Masters final standings:
1 IM FERREIRA Jorge 2440 6,5
2 FM SILVA Luís 2318 6
3 CM GOMES Bruno 2236 6
4 SOUSA André V 2179 6
5 NM SILVA António 2169 4,5
6 FM PADEIRO José 2317 4,5
7 NM VIELA André 2188 4
8 PINTOR Simão 2036 3,5
9 NM DANTAS Carlos 2187 2
10 CM DIAS Ivo 2143 2

Portuguese Honor Tournament final standings:
1 SILVA Lucas POR 1976 7
2 NOVAIS Carlos POR 2060 7
3 SOUSA Hugo C POR 1866 7
4 PINTO Artur POR 1573 5,5
5 ANTÃO Jorge POR 1835 5
6 LEÃO Luís POR 1895 4,5
7 SANTOS António POR 1718 4
8 SARAIVA Rafael POR 1655 2,5
9 CLEMENTE António POR 1405 1,5
10 SILVA Leonildo BRA 1500 1

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