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Little amount of surprises at first rounds in Barbera del Valles

The XXXVI Abierto Internacional de Barberá del Vallés is being played on 4th – 12th July at the chess club of this Catalan city, C/ Torre d´en Gorgs Nº 40.

Two rounds already finished and there were no big upsets in the upper boards. However, a lot of draws were obtained by rather low-rated players against strong GMs.

First seed Isan Ortiz got two victories and is among the leading group of nine players. Both the second and third seeds, Sergey Ivanov and Karen Grigoryan only split the point in the second round.

The big surprise among the leaders is 18-year-old Colombian talent Cristina Salazar. She managed to defeat two IMs over 200 Elo points above her rating. Her third round challenge is even harder, she will have to face Peruvian GM Christian Cruz.

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The opening move

The opening move

 Standings after 2 rounds:

1 GM Narciso Dublan Marc ESP 2536 2.0
GM Cruz Cristhian PER 2499 2.0
IM Saptarshi Roy IND 2447 2.0
IM Prasca Sosa Rafael VEN 2426 2.0
WIM Salazar Aura Cristina COL 2200 2.0
6 GM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo CUB 2612 2.0
7 GM Perez Mitjans Orelvis ESP 2495 2.0
IM Asis Gargatagli Hipolito ESP 2487 2.0
IM Aloma Vidal Robert ESP 2421 2.0
10 GM Ivanov Sergey RUS 2555 1.5
GM Grigoryan Karen H. ARM 2550 1.5
IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu IND 2464 1.5
FM Anurag Mhamal IND 2418 1.5
IM Vehi Bach Victor Manuel ESP 2308 1.5
15 IM Valdes Leonardo CRC 2444 1.5
FM Ruiz Aguilar Pablo Alexander COL 2307 1.5
FM Martinez Ramirez Erik ESP 2306 1.5
18 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2475 1.5
WIM Bivol Alina RUS 2207 1.5
20 GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel ESP 2547 1.5
GM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2486 1.5
IM Fluvia Poyatos Jordi ESP 2445 1.5
IM Gagare Shardul IND 2419 1.5
GM Laxman R.R. IND 2401 1.5
MK Rishi Sardana IND 2316 1.5
26 GM Cabrera Alexis ESP 2525 1.5
GM Flores Rios Mauricio CHI 2492 1.5
IM Rios Cristhian Camilo COL 2360 1.5
29 IM Tania Sachdev IND 2430 1.5
30 IM Sequera Paolini Jose VEN 2394 1.0
IM Van Riemsdijk Herman C. BRA 2367 1.0
IM Sanchez Guirado Francisco ESP 2339 1.0
33 Aryan Chopra IND 2122 1.0
Varela La Madrid Maria VEN 1927 1.0
35 FM Thakur Akash IND 2234 1.0
WFM Raghavi N. IND 2097 1.0
37 IM Lorenzo De La Riva Lazaro ESP 2433 1.0
IM Alonso Moyano Jonathan ESP 2420 1.0
IM Perpinya Rofes Lluis Maria ESP 2400 1.0
FM Plukkel Sjoerd NED 2314 1.0
MK Castells Briones Miquel ESP 1959 1.0
42 FM Martynov Pavel RUS 2321 1.0
Garriga Cazorla Pere ESP 2071 1.0
44 IM Escobar Forero Alder COL 2466 1.0
MK Gonzalez Fuente Carlos ESP 2269 1.0
FM Cruz Lledo Pablo ESP 2258 1.0
Iagar Razvan-Gabriel ROU 2190 1.0
Jordan Arenas Manuel ESP 2153 1.0
49 IM Bergez Luc FRA 2395 1.0
MK Perez Manas Benjamin ESP 2307 1.0
51 IM Pulvett Daniel VEN 2405 1.0
Abhishek Kelkar IND 2274 1.0
FM Gomez Jurado Luis Alberto ESP 2273 1.0
Smith Thijmen NED 2193 1.0
Basencyan Mark ARM 2130 1.0
Ventura Bolet Maxim ESP 2045 1.0
Garcia Playa David ESP 2005 1.0
58 FM Yakushev Vladimir RUS 2111 1.0
MK Campos Cayuelas Marc ESP 2106 1.0
Jaramillo Ochoa Mateo COL 2074 1.0
61 FM Capellades Subirana Marc ESP 2260 0.5
Bijlsma Nick NED 2166 0.5
63 Porta Tovar Oriol ESP 2113 0.5
64 CM Arjun Bharat IND 2298 0.5
Dalo Hermes VEN 2148 0.5
66 IM Vassallo Barroche Mauricio ESP 2434 0.5
MK Lacasta Palacio Joaquim ESP 2171 0.5
Saez Coma Alejandro ESP 2025 0.5
69 Molina Morena Antonio ESP 2174 0.5
NM Ridameya Tatche Jose Miguel ESP 1991 0.5
71 FM Avila Jimenez Xavier ESP 2242 0.0
MK Diaz Camallonga Carles ESP 2216 0.0
73 FM Larsen Karsten DEN 2270 0.0
Navarrete Espi Samuel ESP 2214 0.0
MK Carrasco Rodriguez Jesus ESP 2183 0.0
Sanchez Dengra Jose Maria ESP 2134 0.0
Sayrol Clols Josep Maria ESP 2117 0.0
MK Gutierrez Anso Jose ESP 2068 0.0
79 MK Obon Temprano Sergi ESP 2301 0.0
MK Amores Gago Javier ESP 2167 0.0
MK Fernandez Diaz Cristian ESP 2144 0.0
Jareno Badenas Aleix ESP 2114 0.0
WIM Real Pereyra Diana Carime MEX 2062 0.0

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