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Magistral Casino Barcelona Tournament

Ivan Salgado Lopez5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Yasser Seirawan5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Kevin Spraggett5/8(+3 -1 =4)[games]
Oscar de la Riva Aguado4/8(+1 -1 =6)[games]
Ilya Yulyevich Smirin4/8(+2 -2 =4)[games]
Marc Narciso Dublan3.5/8(+1 -2 =5)[games]
Daniel Alsina Leal3.5/8(+1 -2 =5)[games]
Fernando Peralta3/8(+0 -2 =6)[games]
Josep Oms Pallisse2/8(+0 -4 =4)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Smirin vs I Salgado Lopez  0-1742011Magistral Casino BarcelonaC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. J Oms Pallisse vs M Narciso Dublan  ½-½242011Magistral Casino BarcelonaE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. O de la Riva Aguado vs F Peralta  ½-½332011Magistral Casino BarcelonaB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. K Spraggett vs D Leal 1-0512011Magistral Casino BarcelonaD71 Neo-Grunfeld
5. M Narciso Dublan vs D Leal  ½-½302011Magistral Casino BarcelonaB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
6. J Oms Pallisse vs O de la Riva Aguado  ½-½482011Magistral Casino BarcelonaA56 Benoni Defense
7. F Peralta vs Smirin  ½-½262011Magistral Casino BarcelonaE92 King's Indian
8. I Salgado Lopez vs Seirawan ½-½412011Magistral Casino BarcelonaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Smirin vs J Oms Pallisse  ½-½232011Magistral Casino BarcelonaB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. O de la Riva Aguado vs M Narciso Dublan  ½-½412011Magistral Casino BarcelonaC45 Scotch Game
11. Seirawan vs F Peralta 1-0332011Magistral Casino BarcelonaB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. K Spraggett vs I Salgado Lopez ½-½212011Magistral Casino BarcelonaD90 Grunfeld
13. F Peralta vs K Spraggett  ½-½272011Magistral Casino BarcelonaE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. I Salgado Lopez vs D Leal  ½-½392011Magistral Casino BarcelonaD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. J Oms Pallisse vs Seirawan 0-1352011Magistral Casino BarcelonaA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
16. O de la Riva Aguado vs Smirin ½-½432011Magistral Casino BarcelonaB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. D Leal vs F Peralta  ½-½1012011Magistral Casino BarcelonaB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Seirawan vs O de la Riva Aguado  ½-½562011Magistral Casino BarcelonaD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. K Spraggett vs J Oms Pallisse 1-0512011Magistral Casino BarcelonaB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
20. Smirin vs M Narciso Dublan  1-0352011Magistral Casino BarcelonaC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. J Oms Pallisse vs D Leal  0-1292011Magistral Casino BarcelonaD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. O de la Riva Aguado vs K Spraggett 1-0472011Magistral Casino BarcelonaB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. Smirin vs Seirawan 1-0472011Magistral Casino BarcelonaB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
24. M Narciso Dublan vs I Salgado Lopez 1-0592011Magistral Casino BarcelonaC01 French, Exchange
25. K Spraggett vs Smirin 1-0432011Magistral Casino BarcelonaE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
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This round-robin was intended to have 10 players but unfortunately Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli was in a bad car accident on the way to the airport. Thankfully, the grandmaster emerged virtually unscathed, but he decided to withdraw from the tournament.

Oct-14-11  folchal: Seirawan won today. Interesting to me that his opponent took Yaz's recommended defense for beginners--not that it's a beginner defense. Yaz attacked with the Three Pawns if I read it right. I guess I better prepare some for Three Pawns when I use the Pirc.
Oct-14-11  Strongest Force: I hope nobody tries to hustle The Yaz for money in blitz. Whoever tries will be wiped out!
Oct-15-11  folchal: Today at the tournament Josep Oms came at Yaz with two waves of pawns from the beginning and castled queenside. He is also ahead by a Bishop. Yaz is pulled back in defense.
Oct-15-11  folchal: Seirawan won again in Barcelona today. He withstood an early wild pawn storm on both sides of the board and ended up with two pawns in d and e!
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  HeMateMe: Not bad for a guy with grey hair.
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  beenthere240: Spragget won a tight endgame to draw into a tie for the lead.
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  beenthere240: The leaders have 2 more games each and everyone else has 3, so it's anyone's tournament.
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  beenthere240: Kevin and Yasser can be considered on top now.
Oct-19-11  I play the Fred: Spraggett and Seirawan are co-leaders? I love the '80s.
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  beenthere240: So there are in fact 3 players tied at 4.5/7, with one round to go.
Oct-20-11  folchal: Ivan has won his game in the last round and I think Yaz looks good for a pawn dance. What do others think?

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Oct-20-11  folchal: Seirawan won his game--way to go old fella (written by a 63 year old).
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