| page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 839
|1. Gabriel Bick vs Ismael Pinero
|| ||1-0||24||2018||American Continental||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|2. Gabriel Kimelman vs Antonio Areco
|| ||1-0||34||2018||American Continental||A20 English|
|3. Daniel Palmieri vs Lucas Coro
|| ||0-1||29||2018||American Continental||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|4. Gonzalo Nakle vs Emanuel Cimer
|| ||0-1||24||2018||American Continental||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|5. D Pacheco vs Carlos Ferrari
|| ||1-0||21||2018||American Continental||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|6. Marco Tulio Gomes vs Tomas Kapitanchuk
|| ||0-1||32||2018||American Continental||A16 English|
|7. P Jodorcovsky Werjivker vs Hamilton Mesquita Do Prado
|| ||1-0||27||2018||American Continental||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|8. Victor Reolon vs A Betaneli
|| ||0-1||15||2018||American Continental||B01 Scandinavian|
|9. Felipe Vergara Jofre vs Pablo Solari
|| ||1-0||40||2018||American Continental||C02 French, Advance|
|10. Emilio Lanaro vs Joshua Colas
|| ||0-1||47||2018||American Continental||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|11. R Muniz vs Edgardo Campora
|| ||1-0||24||2018||American Continental||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|12. Ubiratan de Azevedo Marques vs Aaron Grabinsky
|| ||0-1||50||2018||American Continental||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|13. Gabriel Barandiaran vs E Santarius
|| ||0-1||49||2018||American Continental||B10 Caro-Kann|
|14. J D Ruiz Castillo vs M Texeira
|| ||1-0||46||2018||American Continental||C42 Petrov Defense|
|15. U Belistri vs J Soto Vega
|| ||0-1||29||2018||American Continental||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|16. A De Dovitiis vs Julio Zaruski
|| ||1-0||49||2018||American Continental||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|17. Javier Marrero vs C Lujan
|| ||0-1||19||2018||American Continental||D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted|
|18. Francisco Varacalli vs M Cortes Arias
|| ||1-0||31||2018||American Continental||B32 Sicilian|
|19. Alejandro Visillac vs A Z Aranha Filho
||0-1||17||2018||American Continental||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|20. S Foisor vs Jorge Ortiz
|| ||1-0||30||2018||American Continental||E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno|
|21. Raul Torres Acosta vs D Carbone
|| ||0-1||25||2018||American Continental||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|22. Rodrigo Benoit vs Agustin Ramirez
|| ||1-0||20||2018||American Continental||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|23. W Madeira vs Gilnei Guedes Ribeiro
|| ||1-0||30||2018||American Continental||B40 Sicilian|
|24. Esteban Maestro vs H Carvalho
|| ||0-1||42||2018||American Continental||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|25. G Markzon vs Tomas Aprahamian
|| ||1-0||41||2018||American Continental||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
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|Jun-04-18|| ||Harvestman: Maybe not the highest echelon players here, but still some very good ones, and a lot of decisive games too.|
|Jun-06-18|| ||bavaria: Shanky imitates the real Houdini in this tournament. He wins lost positions, for instance against Flores.|
|Jun-09-18|| ||PhilFeeley: Canadian Raja Panjwani doing well here.|
|Jun-09-18|| ||morfishine: <Harvestman> Its an 11 round Swiss with 168 players and one section, from what I can tell. For example, Palacio was the 151st ranked player in the field with a rating of ~1663. His first round opponent was Borges with a rating of ~2216. Borges promptly dispatched Palacio in 26 moves. Palacio then had to face Vasquez rated 2285 and was annihilated in 24 moves|
These 1-section swisses can be brutal but I guess these provide valuable training ground for lesser players
|Jun-09-18|| ||Marmot PFL: 25 moves in and looks like Xiong will resign soon.|
|Jun-09-18|| ||Marmot PFL: Xiong's Bishop unable to stop Shank's 5 connected passed pawns (surprise surprise).|
|Jun-10-18|| ||Doniez: Shankland is still on fire after the US championships|
|Jun-10-18|| ||morfishine: This really has been a highly competitive event!|
|Jun-10-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: "The 2018 Continental Championship will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, May 31 – June 10. Please see full information here. This is an 11-Round SS event, 40/90, SD/30 with 30-second increment from move 1. In accordance with the FIDE Table for Direct Titles, this event qualifies for direct titles and norms. In addition to the $20,000 in cash prizes (see Section VI), the top four players will qualify for the next FIDE World Cup."|
|Jun-10-18|| ||devere: Shankland wins in round 11 to finish with a 9-2 score. Since he also defeated Diego Flores in their individual encounter, Shankland will also finish first in the tournament. Congratulations to Samuel Shankland on his latest tournament victory. He is now rated 2727.2 and ranked 27th in the world.|
|Jun-10-18|| ||morfishine: Congratulations Grandmaster Shankland! This is a great victory against difficult opposition! You are on an incredible run!|
|Jun-10-18|| ||jphamlore: Was Shankland's real goal in this event to qualify for World Cup 2019? Finishing in clear first was the only sure to do so, which he accomplished. It seems a huge mass of players are stuck playing a tiebreak for the final 2 spots for World Cup 2019.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||jphamlore: I think Jorge Cori, as I would have expected, at least finished first in what appears to have been a round-robin rapid tiebreak among the final 6 competitors for the 2 remaining spots for World Cup?|
|Jun-11-18|| ||Tabanus: Xiong also 7.5. If his round 11 win vs Ivan Eduardo Morovic-Fernandez was in, the table would be more correct.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Congrats to Shankland!|
|Jun-11-18|| ||jphamlore: Awonder Liang cost himself a golden chance to win a spot in World Cup 2019 by scoring only a half-point in 2 games combined when he opened 1. b3 as White. I refuse to believe either Kasparov or Chernin told him to do this at one of the biggest events of his chess career. Absolutely ridiculous and disgusting to see yet another American chess prodigy go off the rails in the openings.|
|Jun-11-18|| ||Dionysius1: I hadn't read the rumour that Kasparov or Chernin had told Awonder Liang to play 1.b3. Really? Crikey!|
|Jun-11-18|| ||tim butler: What next for Sam Shankland?|
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