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American Continental Championship 2012

The 7th American Continental Championship will take place from 11th to 21st October at the Complejo Hotel Provincial in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

More than 200 players from 15 countries, including 64 title holders and 22 Grandmasters, will compete in the 11-round Swiss event.

The tournament is part of the World Championship cycle and top four finishers will qualify for the World Cup 2013 in Tromso.

The prize fund is 20,000 USD, with the top prizes being U$S 5000 / U$S 3400 / U$S 2400 / U$S 1700 / U$S 1200.

Official website

Alexandr Fier

GM Alexandr Fier

Eduardo Iturrizaga

GM Eduardo Iturrizaga

Eric Hansen

GM-elect Eric Hansen

Among the top American masters who confirmed their participation are:

Cuba: Jesús Nogueira, Lázaro Bruzón, Isan Ortiz Suárez and Yusnel Bacallao Alonso

Venezuela: Eduardo Iturrizaga

Brazil: Rafael Leitao, Alexander Fier and Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian

Bolivia: Oswaldo Zambrana

Ecuador: Carlos Matamoros

USA: Gregory Kaidanov and Alexander Shabalov

Argentina: Diego Flores, Rubén Felgaer, Sergio Slipak and Diego Valerga

Peru: Jorge Cori

Mexico: Gilberto Hernández

Canada: Eric Hansen

Colombia: Sergio Barrientos

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