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34th San Sebastian City International Chess Tournament

16th to 23rd April at the Gros Xake Taldea. Anoeta passeig, 20. Donostia

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The 34th San Sebastian City International Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place from 16th to 23rd April at the Gros Xake Taldea. Anoeta passeig, 20. Donostia- San Sebastián. The playing system is 9-round Swiss open, with the time control of 90 minutes + 30 sec/move.

One month before the start of the competition already 153 players are signed to participate. The legendary GM Viktor Korchnoi, who turned 80 few days ago, confirmed his arrival. Currently top seeded is GM Kevin Spraggett, for many years regular player in San Sebastián. Top prize is 1500 EUR, a trophy and traditional Txapela.

Official website

List of participants:

GM Spraggett Kevin CAN 2576

GM Korchnoi Viktor SUI 2557

GM Dgebuadze Alexandre BEL 2544

IM Sebenik Matej SLO 2530

IM Moreno Ruiz Javier ESP 2527

GM Alvarez Pedraza Aramis CUB 2515

GM San Segundo Carrillo Pablo ESP 2513

IM Andres Gonzalez Alberto ESP 2503

IM Pap Misa SRB 2496

IM Franco Alonso Alejandro ESP 2489

GM Starostits Ilmars LAT 2486

IM Elsness Frode NOR 2484

GM Tratar Marko SLO 2482

IM Llaneza Vega Marcos ESP 2473

IM Hansen Torbjorn Ringdal NOR 2459

FM Gonzalez Perez Arian CUB 2458

IM Venkatesh M R IND 2455

IM Colovic Aleksandar MKD 2452

GM Mateo Ramon DOM 2446

IM Huerga Leache Mikel ESP 2440

IM Barria Zuniga Daniel CHI 2438

GM Pogorelov Ruslan UKR 2430

IM Collins Sam E IRL 2426

IM Thomassen Joachim NOR 2396

IM Etchegaray Patrice FRA 2394

IM Argandona Riveiro Inigo ESP 2389

FM Debray Christopher FRA 2381

FM Alvarez Fernandez Enrique ESP 2374

FM Alonso Arburu Juan Ignacio ESP 2367

IM Praveen Kumar C IND 2352

FM Trepat Herranz Joan ESP 2343

Abello Sebastien FRA 2337

FM Cruz-Lopez Claret Carlos ESP 2326

IM Strebkovs Andrejs LAT 2317

FM Martin Alvarez Inigo ESP 2316

IM Piasetski Leon CAN 2299

Rabineau Clement FRA 2291

Velten Paul FRA 2281

FM Hernandez Elvis DOM 2276

IM Prosviriakov Vladimir USA 2254

Santos Latasa Jaime ESP 2227

CM Krulich Roman MNC 2225

Prieto Aranguren Alain ESP 2219

Guijarro Galan Jose Luis ESP 2206

Olaizola Ortega Luis ESP 2206

Suarez Garcia Carlos ESP 2177

WFM Gorshkova Irina BEL 2166

Diez Fraile David ESP 2165

WFM Aranaz Murillo Amalia ESP 2164

Bas Mas Jose Joaquin ESP 2150

FM Valenti Giuseppe ITA 2143

Aranaz Portugues Jose Carlos ESP 2130

Navarrete Espi Samuel ESP 2127

Diaz Herrero Alvaro ESP 2126

Vega Viejo Marcelino ESP 2122

Torres Ganuza Fco Javier ESP 2120

Perez Calahorra Ricardo ESP 2117

Baekelant Eva BEL 2103

Silva Rodriguez Julio ESP 2103

Uriarte Prieto Goyo ESP 2100

Hilarius Sander NED 2096

WFM Newrkla Katharina AUT 2055

Thomassen Thomas NOR 2049

Roldan Riaga Roberto ESP 2045

Lisarri Tomas Antonio ESP 2032

Houweling Bert NED 2027

Rodriguez Martinez Fernando ESP 2026

Bongers Erik NED 2019

Tholey Jean-Paul FRA 2019

Severri Arrese Carlos ESP 2013

Sanz Rodero Mikel ESP 2011

Lopez Heras Arturo ESP 2002

Garay Lenne Luis Maria ESP 1999

Segovia Sanchez Antonio ESP 1996

Montolio Benedicto Cesar ESP 1992

Etxagibel Larranaga Asier ESP 1990

Torres Patrice FRA 1981

Jimenez Almeida Luis David ESP 1965

Newrkla Alexander AUT 1962

Miguelez Garcia Erlantz ESP 1957

Hernandez Lopez Daniel ESP 1956

Garrido Fernandez David ESP 1955

Baron Romuald FRA 1950

Both Gert NED 1944

Fernandez Zubitur Jokin ESP 1935

Zabala Perez Aritz ESP 1932

Nogues Fernandez Ramon ESP 1925

Arana Garate Jon ESP 1924

Tung Siu Hung ESP 1924

Elizondo Market Juan Marcos ESP 1922

Perez Cameselle Francisco ESP 1907

Buiza Prieto Aizbeltz ESP 1905

Richet Clement FRA 1901

Orti Boix Miquel Lluis ESP 1895

Regillaga Otano Jon ESP 1893

Juanco Elizari Felix Javier ESP 1890

Garro Beraza Julen ESP 1889

Tirado Parra Alberto ESP 1884

Fuente San Sebastian Ernesto ESP 1879

Garcia Martin Juan Manuel ESP 1872

Ramon Gualberto Arturo ESP 1871

Zaballa Zarzosa Jon ESP 1866

Daubas Bernard FRA 1865

Urruticoechea Sarriegui Jose A ESP 0

Galarraga Lasa Jon Gurutz ESP 1819

Saenz Zabala Juan Ignacio ESP 1812

Navascues Zabaleta Jesus ESP 1799

Vyvyan Philippe FRA 1789

Iglesias Gonzalez Veronica ESP 1785

Izagirre Alsua Aritz ESP 1785

Cantabrana Garona Alejandro ESP 1774

Rodriguez Montes Sostenes ESP 1770

Espin Laborde Jesus Maria ESP 1762

Sanz Sanz Clemente ESP 1760

Orube Bona Andoni ESP 1756

Marin Salvador Ruben ESP 1745

Delgado Canton Manuel ESP 0

Lazkano Gaite Tomas ESP 1727

Urkia Mendinueta Alberto ESP 0

Cendagortagalarza Rodriguez Jo ESP 1696

Sanmateu Juan Sergio ESP 0

Arri Martinez Iker ESP 1680

Garmendia Zubeldia Daniel ESP 0

Buiza Prieto Eihartze ESP 1671

Ribeiro Henri FRA 1657

Botaya Helios FRA 0

Berdote Alonso Carlos ESP 1642

Santos Zunzunegi Iban ESP 0

Gonzalez Pueyo Patricia ESP 1634

Ciruelos Clerencia Juan Manuel ESP 1630

Garat Jacques FRA 1618

Aizpurua Zufiria Inaki ESP 1616

Sanchez Merino Christian ESP 1616

Vicente Ezeiza Mikel ESP 1616

Martikorena Endara Patxi ESP 1612

Baekelant Viktor BEL 1597

Campos Urbaneja Ricardo ESP 1584

Santesteban Gonzalez Begona ESP 1583

Santos Etxepare Agustin ESP 1575

Jauregi Barandiaran Jon ESP 1571

Lizaso Gastesi Jose Maria ESP 1571

Vadillo Huegun Jon ESP 0

Betanzos Alonso Koldo ESP 0

Moreiro Sanchez Silvestre ESP 1554

Elduayen Echave Ramon ESP 1553

Irulegi Garmendia Jose Antonio ESP 1520

Parron Luceno David ESP 1514

Abalia Patino Aritz ESP 1465

Navarrete Espi Ana ESP 1464

Santos Etxepare Mikel ESP 0

Perez Mondejar Adler ESP 1350

Blanco De La Rosa Diego ESP 0

Di Pasquale Leonardo FRA 0

Perruset Barbara FRA 0

San Sebastian Open

Ayuntamiento San Sebastian

San Sebastian’s tournament arena

The 30th “City of San Sebastian” International Chess Open will be held April 1st-8th in the Spanish city of San Sebastian. Rate of play is 90 minutes + 30 sec/move for the entire game and venue is the City Hall of San Sebastian (Plenary Hall). The entry fee is 30 euros and the total prize fund is 7325 euros, including prizes for local players and those rated under 2100.

120 players have registered in advance, including Grandmasters Kevin Spraggett (Canada), Pablo San Segundo, Reynaldo Vera (Cuba), Marko Tratar (Slovenia), Jose Luis Fernandez Garcia, Jouni Yrjola (Finland), and Arkadi Vul (Russia).

Last year’s tournament saw five players finishing tied on the first place, GM Kevin Spraggett is back once again as the top rated participant.

San Sebastian Open final report

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