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Argentine Championship Tournament

Diego Valerga7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Fernando Peralta7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Ruben Felgaer7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Diego Flores6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Pablo Ricardi6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Damian Lemos6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Ernesto Real de Azua5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Lucas Liascovich5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Salvador Alonso5/11(+1 -2 =8)[games]
Gustavo Mahia4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Francisco Salguero4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Cristian Luconi1.5/11(+1 -9 =1)[games]

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Flores vs D Lemos  0-1702008Argentine ChampionshipA10 English
2. D Valerga vs E Real de Azua ½-½342008Argentine ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
3. G Mahia vs F Salguero 1-0502008Argentine ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. F Peralta vs L Liascovich 1-0282008Argentine ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. C Luconi vs S Alonso 0-1282008Argentine ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. R Felgaer vs P Ricardi  ½-½122008Argentine ChampionshipB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
7. D Flores vs D Valerga  ½-½252008Argentine ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
8. E Real de Azua vs G Mahia 1-0482008Argentine ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
9. F Salguero vs F Peralta 1-0522008Argentine ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
10. L Liascovich vs C Luconi 1-0412008Argentine ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. S Alonso vs R Felgaer  ½-½212008Argentine ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
12. D Lemos vs P Ricardi  ½-½182008Argentine ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. P Ricardi vs S Alonso  ½-½282008Argentine ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. R Felgaer vs L Liascovich  ½-½212008Argentine ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. C Luconi vs F Salguero  0-1552008Argentine ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
16. F Peralta vs E Real de Azua  ½-½212008Argentine ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. G Mahia vs D Flores  ½-½582008Argentine ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
18. D Valerga vs D Lemos 1-0382008Argentine ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
19. D Valerga vs G Mahia  1-0662008Argentine ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
20. D Flores vs F Peralta  1-0282008Argentine ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
21. E Real de Azua vs C Luconi  1-0302008Argentine ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
22. F Salguero vs R Felgaer  ½-½532008Argentine ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
23. L Liascovich vs P Ricardi  0-1252008Argentine ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. D Lemos vs S Alonso  ½-½222008Argentine ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. S Alonso vs L Liascovich  ½-½402008Argentine ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
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May-24-08  Augalv: <17.Bxg7: What I found surprising in <> is that there is a link for the Argentinean championship, but there is no link for the Bosna Sarajevo tournaments which includes some of the best players in the world and there wasn't a link for the Capablanca Memorial two weeks ago>

There are <17.Bxg7>

Bosnia Sarajevo Tournament and Bosnia Sarajevo Tournament (group B)

But as you say there is no link of last Cuban Memorial. There is last year's memorial's link though. I wonder why the 43rd cuban memorial wasn't put up on this year.

May-25-08  Youjoin: Seven players tied for first (3/5) after the 5th round.
May-26-08  Augalv: Standings after round 6

1 FELGAER, Ruben 4.0
2 RICARDI, Pablo 4.0
3 VALERGA, Diego 4.0
4 SALGUERO, Francisco 3.5
5 ALONSO, Salvador 3.5
6 PERALTA, Fernando 3.0
7 LEMOS, Damian 3.0
8 FLORES, Diego 3.0
9 REAL DE AZUA, Ernesto 3.0
10 MAHIA, Gustavo 2.5
11 LIASCOVICH, Lucas 2.5
12 LUCONI, Cristian 0.0

May-26-08  nomaster: <Augalv>, Zarnicki plays very little competitive chess nowadays, if any.
May-26-08  Augalv: Thanks.
May-28-08  Youjoin: Felgaer is in the lead with 5,5 points after round 8.
May-29-08  Augalv: I hope Ruben wins the tournamet and to see him in the 2600 league again.
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  minasina: If anyone knows where can find PGNs for Cuban Memorial 2008, please tell it to admins: chessforum
May-29-08  Youjoin: Felgaer defeated Peralta in the 9th round. He´s the sole leader with 6,5 points, with two rounds to go. Tomorrow he´ll face Luconi, that has lost his nine games.
May-31-08  Youjoin: But he lost to the underdog Luconi and now Flores reached him. Today is the last round.
Jun-01-08  Youjoin: Felgaer is the new champion. He had better tie-breaks than Valerga and Peralta, all tied with 7 points. Diego Flores was a few moves from being the champion, but he blundered incredibily in his game against Real de Azua and finished in 5th place.
Jun-01-08  Augalv: Congrats Ruben!
Jun-16-08  falso contacto: <<17.Bxg7: What I found surprising in <> is that there is a link for the Argentinean championship, but there is no link for the Bosna Sarajevo tournaments which includes some of the best players in the world and there wasn't a link for the Capablanca Memorial two weeks ago. On the other hand, it is nice tha there are people in <> willing to follow local championships, often forgotten by the masses on the internet. In this particular case, despite the fact they barely have one player who has been over 2600, the field of this championship is fairly strong of a national tournament. In Latin America, only Cuba surpasses Argentina in this aspect.>>

at least we have a link.
we have some good players these days
and we have some kind of tradition.

Jun-16-08  falso contacto: spangenberg was a very good player,also.
he and zarnicki are both retired.
Jun-16-08  Augalv: <falso contacto:> Hugo Spangenberg is playing in the Torneo de la "Despedida" del Presidente Jorge Guelman En el Club Argentino de Ajedrez.

Here's the link of list of participants, schedule and results of first round:

Jun-17-08  falso contacto: <Augalv>: me alegro. gracias por la indicación.
Jun-17-08  Augalv: De nada <falso contacto>

Y yo la verdad que tambien me alegro.

Jul-30-08  Augalv: Argentine Championship Final starts today in the city of La Plata, Bs As. MI Anton Kovalyov (16 years old, whose country of origin is Ukraine and plays under the Argentine flag in FIDE) will participate.

Participants besides Kavalyov are:

GM Rubén Felgaer (current champion), GM Fernando Peralta, GM Pablo Ricardi, MI Diego Flores, MI Damián Lemos (current Junior Panamerican champion ),MI Facundo Pierrot, MI Salvador Alonso, MI Facundo Quiroga, MFGuillermo Di Benedetto, Antonio Orsini y Leonardo Tristán.

The tournament will take place until August 11th.

Here's the official website:

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  Fusilli: <Augalv: Argentine Championship Final starts today in the city of La Plata ... The tournament will take place until August 11th.

Here's the official website:;

I don't get it. Was there a championship in May (the crosstable and games above) and another one again in August?

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  Fusilli: BTW, here's the final crosstable:

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  Stonehenge: I think the Championship held in May was for the year 2007.
May-02-09  Augalv: Maria Florencia Fernandez wins Argentine women championship

Maria Florencia Fernandez (not rated according to FIDE and rated 2105 according to the Argentinian Chess Federation) is the surprising new female champion of Argentina. She won the competition ahead of many titled players, among which the Dresden Olympiad team member IM Carolina Lujan, WIM Elisa Maggiolo, WIM Marisa Zuriel, WFM Stefanie Amed, and WIM Sandra Malajovich. María Florencia Fernández did not lose a single game during the competition and won the title a full point ahead of the chasing pack.

To make the championship even more surprising the second position went to yet another untitled player, Ayelen Martinez (15 years old, rated 1894), and the third place is WFM Maria De Los Angeles Plazaola (rated 2160). The top seeded IM Lujan could only share place 4-5 with WIM Maggiolo.

Congrats Maria Florencia!

The reason I've posted my comment on this page is because Maria Fernandez doesn't have her own player page at CG.

May-03-09  Augalv:
May-12-09  Augalv: The 84th Argentine Championship (Final) started yesterday in the city of La Plata. It takes place from 11-21 May.


GM Diego Flores 2585
GM Ruben Felgaer 2564
GM Fernando Peralta 2559
GM Diego Valerga 2523
GM Pablo Lafuente 2517
IM Sandro Mareco 2512
IM Salvador Alonso 2489
GM Sergio Slipak 2446
FM Perez Ponsa 2389
IM Raul Claverie 2374
FM Antonio Orsini 2352
IM/WGM Carolina Lujan 2360

Official website:

May-22-09  Augalv: 84th Argentine Championship final standings:

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