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🏆 XVI Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Vadim Markovich Milov, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Thomas Luther, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Alonso Zapata, Holden Hernandez Carmenates, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora, Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero, Jose Gonzalez Garcia, Luis Manuel Perez Rodriguez, Luis Fernando Ibarra Chami, Roman Hernandez, Amon Simutowe, Silvino Garcia Martinez, Dionisio Aldama Degurnay, Alvaro Blanco Fernandez, Roberto Martin del Campo, Jesper Norgaard, Rafael Emilio Espinosa Flores, Alberto Escobedo Tinajero, Uriel Capo Vidal, Guil Russek-Libni, Julian Estrada Nieto, Florentino Garmendez Gonzalez, Guillermo Dominguez Aguilar, Claudinelly Ancheyta Tejas, Jonathan Berry, Raul Ocampo Vargas, Ramon Huerta, Jason Alford Phillipe, Jorge Martin del Campo, Yadira Hernandez-Guerrero, Sebastian Predescu, Carlos Garmendez Gonzalez, Dante Tinajero Tristan, Juan Mario Rendon Arteaga, Jose Enrique Alayola Montanez, Luis Alonso Baez, Rafael Baltazar Pineda, Roberto Navarro Segura, Jose Ricardo Garcia Correa, Hrannar Baldursson, Jose Martinez Garcia, Yehudi Altamirano Gonzalez, Jean Beltran, Manuel Lopez Michelone Chess Event Description
XVI Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)

The 9-round Swiss Open (Magistral) tournament of the 16th Carlos Torre Repetto Memorial took place in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, 12-20 December 2003. Rounds 3 & 4 were both played on 14 December. Rest day: 17 December. Most of the participants were rated above 2200. After six rounds the leading 12 players joined the Carlos Torre Memorial (2003) (Wimbledon) knockout tournament, from which the eighthfinal losers could rejoin the Open tournament's Round 7 on 18 December.

Vadim Markovich Milov (who rejoined from the Wimbledon eiththfinal) won with 7.5/9. Final standings (top 23 players, from TWIC):

1 Milov Vadim SUI GM 2574 7.5 2 Gonzalez Zamora Juan Carlos MEX FM 2473 7 3 Russek Libni Guil MEX IM 2365 6 4 Hernandez Guerrero Gilberto MEX GM 2538 6 5 Perez Rodriguez Luis Manuel CUB IM 2408 6 6 Hernandez Carmenate Holden CUB FM 2403 6 7 Norgaard Jesper DEN FM 2406 6 8 Escobedo Tinajero Alberto MEX IM 2366 6 9 Hernandez Roman CUB GM 2420 5.5 10 Gonzalez Garcia Jose MEX IM 2449 5.5 11 Martin Del Campo Roberto MEX IM 2407 5.5 12 Berry Jonathan CAN FM 2269 5.5 13 Garmendez Gonzalez Florentino MEX IM 2391 5.5 14 Watanabe Akira JPN FM 2358 5.5 15 Estrada Nieto Julian MEX IM 2290 5.5 16 Dominguez Aguilar Guillermo MEX FM 2289 5 17 Garcia Martinez Silvino CUB GM 2380 5 18 Predescu Sebastian CAN FM 2196 5 19 Hernandez Andres Gustavo MEX 2311 5 20 Ibarra Chami Luis MEX 2091 5 21 Alonso Baez Luis MEX 1962 5 22 Navarro Segura Roberto MEX IM 2258 5 23 Leon Hoyos Manuel MEX FM 2303 5 (40 more players)

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Hernandez Guerrero vs Y Hernandez 1-0302003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
2. J Norgaard vs J Beltran  1-0422003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialC05 French, Tarrasch
3. H Baldursson vs R Martin del Campo  1-0542003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB53 Sicilian
4. A Simutowe vs J Alayola Montanez 1-0242003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
5. D Aldama Degurnay vs S Predescu 1-0332003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. A Zapata vs J Martin del Campo  1-0342003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB57 Sicilian
7. A Ramirez Alvarez vs J Rendon Arteaga  1-0382003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. T Luther vs J Berry  1-0382003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialC60 Ruy Lopez
9. V Milov vs G Hernandez Guerrero 1-0312003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Roman Hernandez vs H Baldursson 1-0152003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialE60 King's Indian Defense
11. H H Hernandez vs D Tinajero Tristan 1-0542003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialC03 French, Tarrasch
12. L Perez Rodriguez vs R Huerta 1-0232003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
13. Y Quesada Perez vs C Ancheyta Tejas  1-0252003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
14. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs J Estrada Nieto  1-0472003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialA09 Reti Opening
15. A Ramirez Alvarez vs H H Hernandez  1-0392003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
16. T Luther vs D Aldama Degurnay  1-0552003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. V Milov vs T Luther  1-0292003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Y Quesada Perez vs F Garmendez Gonzalez  1-0492003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialC11 French
19. R E Espinosa Flores vs A Zapata  1-0502003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. L Perez Rodriguez vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0252003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB06 Robatsch
21. J Gonzalez Garcia vs R Ocampo Vargas  1-0352003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialA56 Benoni Defense
22. D Aldama Degurnay vs J Estrada Nieto  1-0412003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
23. H H Hernandez vs G Dominguez Aguilar 1-0642003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs A Ramirez Alvarez  1-0262003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. R Martin del Campo vs J Garcia Correa  1-0442003XVI Carlos Torre MemorialB01 Scandinavian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-03  shadowmaster: Some info on this tourney from the TWIC website: <The XVI Carlos Torre Memorial takes place in Merida in the Yucatan region of Mexico 12th-20th December 2003. 6 Round Swiss followed by a knockout. The top 12 in the Swiss qualified and were joined by Alexei Dreev, Boris Gelfand, Valery Filippov and Liviu-Deter Nisipeanu. Surprisingly Yuniesky Quezada (who beat both Gelfand and Filippov) won the event. Knockout has 2 90 minute games followed if needed by 2 15 minute games followed by sudden death 5 minute games.>
Aug-06-05  ArturoRivera: Luis Alonso Baez is a young mexican player who had won several times national tournaments, this player likes a lot the Kings indian and the Schveshnikov, i know the guy a bit, i traveled with him once and i have even played some blitz games against him.
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  Tabanus: About 170 games are out there, including the ones from round 7. CG now has 70 games from rounds 1-6.

The games from rounds 8 & 9 are apparently not available ... ?

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