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Horacio Saldaño took first place at the Magistral Ciudad de Benavidez 2013

Spanish IM Horacio Saldaño took first place at the International Tournament Magistral Ciudad de Benavidez that was held from April 27th to May 4th in the municipality of Tigre, Argentina.

The 9 round single round robin had Saldaño as the first seed, and the Spaniard lived up to the expectations. He finished on 6.5/9. This score was not enough for Saldaño to gain any rating points, mainly due to the fact that he got one point for knock-out in the 7th round.

Argentine IM Leonardo Tristan arrived sole second after getting 6/9 points. His compatriot FM Guillermo Di Benedetto finished third on 5.5/9.

IA Mario Zilli was the chief arbiter.

Tournament website

Players and organizers

Players and organizers

Final Standings:

1 IM Saldano Dayer Horacio ESP 2478 6.5
2 IM Tristan Leonardo ARG 2457 6.0
3 FM Di Benedetto Guillermo ARG 2267 5.5
4 FM Perez Maximiliano ARG 2298 5.0
5 FM Mayorga Nicolas ARG 2284 4.5
6 Leon Juan Carlos PER 2260 4.5
7 Castillo Santiago ARG 2167 3.5
8 IM Valiente Cristobal PAR 2232 3.5
9 Sanhueza Cristian ARG 2215 3.5
10 FM Madina Yadarola Martin ESP 2228 2.5


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