The 3rd Oliver González Memorial is taking place on 1-9th September at the “Daóiz y Velarde” Sport Pavilion in downtown Madrid, Spain.
98 players from 13 countries compete in Group A and 144 compete in Group B (U2100 elo). There are 8 Grandmasters, 13 International Masters and 21 FIDE Masters in the field.
Three players with 6,5 points each are sharing the first place heading into the final round – GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2581, GM Vovk Andrey UKR 2549 and GM Hernandez Carmenates Holden CUB 2561.
In round 8 Vovk drew his compatriot GM Sergey Fedorchuk, while Kravtsiv and Hernandez defeated GM Marc Dublan and FM David Anton respectively.
Top round 9 pairings: GM Kravtsiv Martyn 2581 – GM Vovk Andrey 2549, IM Moreno Ruiz Javier 2492 – GM Hernandez Carmenates Holden 2561, IM Forcen Esteban Daniel 2469 – GM Fedorchuk Sergey A. 2646, FM Anton Guijarro David 2546 – IM Lariño Nieto David 2487, FM Moreno Tejera Emilio 2358 – GM Narciso Dublan Marc 2523, FM Ortega Ruiz Jose M. 2300 – IM Arribas Lopez Angel 2467.
FM Anton needs a victory against his friend and winner of the last year’s Oliver González Memorial IM David Lariño in order to earn a GM norm.
Round 9 starts at 10:00 CET, follow the live games on the official website