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Salinas Herrera and Gomez Barrera win Chilean Chess Championship 2022

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.

Final standings:

1GMSalinas Herrera Pablo Patricio2517
2 Lopez Silva Hugo Andres24079
3 Vasquez Toledo Cristian2154
4FMOlivares Olivares Claudio2380
5FMDonoso Diaz Sebastian22126
6 Diaz Vasquez Martin22536
7FMDiaz Villagran Robert2318
8 Barriga Silva Felipe21625
9FMAguirre Contreras Cristian Rodrigo22615
10 Bahamondes Ortiz Benjamin2164

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.

1WIMGomez Barrera Javiera Belen21998
2WCMMorales Flores Monserrat19437
3WCMSanchez Tobar Francisca Valentina18376
4WFMToro Pradenas Maria Jose1979
5WCMLemus Peña Macarena17035
6WFMReyes Jara Paula18805
7 Rozas Lazcano Valeska1456
8 Luna Benalcazar Gianella1736
9 Vildosola Canales Melany Selena16454
10WFMFuentes Inzunza Lesly1816

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