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Jorge Szmetan Memorial in Buenos Aires

The Magistral Memorial Jorge Szmetan was held from 16-27th April at the Néstor Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 12-player round robin tournament had the average elo of 2516, for the 11th FIDE category. The event was organized by Dr. Ricardo Costianosky and the tournament director was legendary GM Oscar Panno.

Grandmaster Diego Flores emerged clear winner with 7,5/11 points, leaving the group of followers half a point behind.

Diego Flores

Diego Flores

Final standings:

1. GM Flores Diego ARG 2568 – 7.5
2-4. GM Pichot Alan ARG 2556, GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2655 and GM Granda Zuniga Julio E PER 2658 – 7
5. GM Morovic Fernandez Ivan CHI 2527 – 6.5
6-7. GM Hoffman Alejandro ARG 2488 and GM Bachmann Axel PAR 2646 – 5.5
8-9. GM Garcia Palermo Carlos ITA 2450 and IM Sosa Tomas ARG 2459 – 5
10. IM Van Riemsdijk Herman C. BRA 2318 – 4
11. GM Slipak Sergio ARG 2465 – 3.5
12. IM Darcyl Tomas ARG 2405 – 2.5

Jorge Guillermo Szmetan was International Master from Argentina. He was the national champion in 1976 and represented his country in three Chess Olympiads – 1974, 1976 and 1978.

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