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GM Kiril Georgiev wins Memorial Vicente Sebastian

GM Evgenij Agrest, GM Borko Lajthajm, and GM Mateo Ramon share second

Acropolis Georgiev

The rapid tournament Memorial Vicente Sebastian took place 27-28 June, 2009, in Fornells, Menorca (Spain). It was a 8 round swiss tournament with the participation of many top grandmasters, including GM Vallejo, GM Georgiev, GM Ramon, GM Agrest, etc.

The competition started well for all the top seeded players and up to round 4 they were moving in a pack with perfect score at the top of the table. Movements started afterwards, with the direct matches at the top boards. GM Vallejo Pons made three draws in a row, and with a last round loss against GM Ramon, he could not make it to the top positions. The first position was taken by GM Georgiev (holder of a Guiness Chess World Record), who managed to allow only 2 draws and defeated the surprising untitled leader Cubas Pons in the last round. The second place was shared by GM Evgenij Agrest, GM Borko Lajthajm, and GM Mateo Ramon, who had a very stable performance in the second part of the competition.

The tournament attracted many participants as it hadno entrance fee and featured a nice prize fund of over 6000 eur.

Here are the final standings.

1 GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2637 7

2 GM Agrest Evgenij SWE 2588 6.5

3 GM Lajthajm Borko SRB 2482 6.5

4 GM Mateo Ramon DOM 2473 6.5

5 IM Pap Misa SRB 2475 6

6 GM Cabrera Pino Alexis ESP 2518 6

7 Cubas Pons Juan Miguel ESP 2236 6

8 FM Mascaro March Pedro ESP 2367 6

9 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2688 5.5

10 GM Khamrakulov Ibragim S. ESP 2552 5.5

11 WIM Collazo Hidalgo-Gato Niala ESP 2253 5.5

12 Gelabert Mari Llorenc ESP 2101 5.5

13 WIM Agrest Svetlana SWE 2260 5.5

14 IM Estremera Paños Sergio ESP 2393 5

15 Simo Bordoy Guillermo ESP 1994 5

16 Martinez Peñalver Jose ESP 2264 5

17 Cardona Capo Llorenc ESP 0 5

18 Triay Moll Liberto ESP 1923 5

19 Agrest Inna U18 SWE 2120 5

20 WGM Calzetta Ruiz Monica ESP 2338 5

21 FM Pons Sastre Santiago ESP 2395 5

22 Castellanos Bogalo Antonio ESP 2096 5

23 Pol Guiscafre David ESP 1987 5

Total: 78 players

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