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Orelvis Perez is the new champion of Catalunya

London Chess ClassicGM Orelvis Pérez took the title of 2013 Catalan Absolute champion after defeating GM Josep Manuel López by 1.5-0.5 in the final match of the competition. Pérez arrived only as the 8th seed and has now taken the trophy won last year by GM Miguel Muñoz Pantoja.

Pérez, who represents the Club d’Escacs Montcada, did not have an easy time to get the title, as he had to beat first seed GM Miguel Illescas in the quarterfinals.

Second seed GM Alvar Alonso finished third after defeating IM Lázaro Lorenzo in the deciding match.

The Campeonato Absoluto de Cataluña 2013 took place on 4th – 11th May at the Local de la Federació Catalana d’Escacs (Sant Adrià, 20 de Barcelona), Spain.

The event was a 16-players knock-out tournament.

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Participants:

1 GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel ESP 2620
2 GM Alonso Rosell Alvar ESP 2547
3 GM Narciso Dublan Marc ESP 2542
4 GM Alsina Leal Daniel ESP 2540
5 GM Moskalenko Viktor ESP 2539
6 GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel ESP 2535
7 IM Fluvia Poyatos Joan ESP 2492
8 GM Perez Mitjans Orelvis ESP 2483
9 IM Gual Pascual Antonio ESP 2468
10 GM Munoz Pantoja Miguel ESP 2455
11 IM Fluvia Poyatos Jordi ESP 2453
12 IM Lorenzo De La Riva Lazaro ESP 2423
13 IM Beltran Rueda Santiago ESP 2417
14 FM Lillo Castany Victor ESP 2327
15 MK Ramon Solans Albert ESP 2316
16 WFM Alfonso Nogue Beatriz ESP 2087

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