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Ernesto Real de Azua wins XV Magistral Club de Ajedrez Philidor

Argentine IM Ernesto Real de Azua took clear first place at the International Tournament “Magistral Club de Ajedrez Philidor” which was held on 15th-26th April at the Philidor Chess Club in Moron, Buenos Aires – Argentina.

Real tied on first place with two other players but had a better tiebreak score. His compatriot IM Lucas Liascovich and Spaniard FM Martin Madina obtained the same 6.5 points, but had to settle with second and third place, respectively.

Madina got a last round victory to achieve an IM norm. He defeated IM Cristian Dolezal on-demand with the black pieces.

The event was a single round robin with 10 players from four different countries. The rating average of the participants was 2297.

Final Standings:

1 IM Real De Azua Ernesto ARG 2450 6.5
2 IM Liascovich Lucas ARG 2410 6.5
3 FM Madina Yadarola Martin ESP 2228 6.5
4 IM Dolezal Cristian ARG 2415 6.0
5 FM Pichot Alan ARG 2327 5.5
6 Tomeo Ivan ARG 2106 4.5
7 Perez Gormaz Matias CHI 2331 3.0
8 Abarca Gonzalez Nicolas CHI 2300 3.0
9 Sosa Tomas ARG 2227 2.5
10 WIM Terao Juliana Sayumi BRA 2174 1.0

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