After one-year hiatus caused by the pandemic situation, the Chilean Chess Federation held National Championships 2022 from February 18-27 (open and women). Both tournaments were OTB 12-player round-robins with classical time control.
The only GM in the open section Pablo Salinas Herrera crushed the competition – conceding his opponents only three draws and took gold with an excellent result 9½/11. It is his fourth national title. Hugo Lopez Silva turned in a good performance and finished just a half-point behind the champion. Cristian Vasquez Toledo came out third.
|1||GM||Salinas Herrera Pablo Patricio||2517||9½|
|2||Lopez Silva Hugo Andres||2407||9|
|3||Vasquez Toledo Cristian||2154||7½|
|4||FM||Olivares Olivares Claudio||2380||6½|
|5||FM||Donoso Diaz Sebastian||2212||6|
|6||Diaz Vasquez Martin||2253||6|
|7||FM||Diaz Villagran Robert||2318||5½|
|8||Barriga Silva Felipe||2162||5|
|9||FM||Aguirre Contreras Cristian Rodrigo||2261||5|
|10||Bahamondes Ortiz Benjamin||2164||2½|
The rating-favorite of the women’s section WIM Javiera Gomez Barrera emerged as the winner, netting 8/11. Monserrat Morales Flores completed tournament unbeaten but finished a full point behind the champion. Francisca Sanchez Tobar claimed bronze and became the only player to defeat Gomez Barrera.
|1||WIM||Gomez Barrera Javiera Belen||2199||8|
|2||WCM||Morales Flores Monserrat||1943||7|
|3||WCM||Sanchez Tobar Francisca Valentina||1837||6|
|4||WFM||Toro Pradenas Maria Jose||1979||5½|
|5||WCM||Lemus Peña Macarena||1703||5|
|6||WFM||Reyes Jara Paula||1880||5|
|7||Rozas Lazcano Valeska||1456||4½|
|8||Luna Benalcazar Gianella||1736||4½|
|9||Vildosola Canales Melany Selena||1645||4|
|10||WFM||Fuentes Inzunza Lesly||1816||3½|