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Calvia Chess Festival

136 players, 30 GMs, 15 IMs

The IV Calvia Chess festival will take place from 15th-23th October, 2007, in the Spanish Polideportivo Municipal de Magaluf. The players will meet on the chess board for a total prize fund of 17,000 eur.

Three days before the start of the championship there are more than 30 GMs and 15 IMs in the participants list. The top seeded player is GM Francisco Vallejo Pons (aka Paco Vallejo). He will have difficult opponents such as Branko Damljanovic, Emanuel Berg, Varuzhan Akobian, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Michele Godena, Pontus Carlsson, etc.

Branko Damljanovic

GM Branko Damljanovic

Politiken Emanuel Berg

GM Emanuel Berg

Last year’s event was won by GM Friso Nijboer, followed by GM Aleksa Strikovic and GM Oleg Romanishin. Vallejo was 4th, Damljanovic 11th, Godena 9th, and all of them come to show a better performance. In 2006 we could see names that these days are stars, such as GM Caruana (18th) and IM Wesley So (29th). Will Calvia Chess tournament 2007 be a step for some future stars as well?

Full list of participants

1 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2660 ESP

2 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2635 POL

3 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil 2631 GEO

4 GM Damljanovic Branko 2608 SRB

5 GM Malakhatko Vadim 2596 BEL

6 GM Berg Emanuel 2593 SWE

7 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2585 USA

8 GM Gagunashvili Merab 2584 GEO

9 GM Mikhalevski Victor 2584 ISR

10 GM Kuzubov Yuriy 2582 UKR

11 GM Mamedov Rauf 2582 AZE

12 GM Spraggett Kevin 2580 CAN

13 GM Hamdouchi Hichem 2576 MAR

14 GM Maze Sebastien 2576 FRA

15 GM Arencibia Rodriguez Walter 2562 CUB

16 IM Gharamian Tigran 2557 FRA

17 GM Strikovic Aleksa 2551 SRB

18 GM Romanishin Oleg M 2547 UKR

19 GM Peralta Fernando 2546 ARG

20 GM Jedynak Radoslaw 2543 POL

21 GM Godena Michele 2535 ITA

22 GM Movsziszian Karen 2531 ARM

23 GM Andersson Ulf 2528 SWE

24 GM Del Rio Angelis Salvador G 2512 ESP

25 FM Kovalyov Anton 2510 ARG

26 GM Heberla Bartlomiej 2502 POL

27 GM Cabrera Alexis 2499 COL

28 IM Cornette Matthieu 2494 FRA

29 IM Libiszewski Fabien 2486 FRA

30 GM Karlsson Lars 2485 SWE

31 GM Carlsson Pontus 2481 SWE

32 IM Orlov Andrey 2481 RUS

33 IM Marzolo Cyril 2478 FRA

34 IM Zugic Igor 2477 CAN

35 IM Wirig Anthony 2467 FRA

36 IM Fernandez Romero Ernesto 2459 ESP

37 IM Iturrizaga Eduardo 2435 VEN

38 IM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan 2432 GEO

39 IM Perez Rodriguez Luis Manuel 2432 CUB

40 IM Larino Nieto David 2428 ESP

41 IM Garcia Roman Daniel 2426 ESP

42 FM Perez Mitjans Orelvis 2421 CUB

43 GM Manik Mikulas 2420 SVK

44 IM Mogranzini Roberto 2415 ITA

45 GM Pogorelov Ruslan 2411 UKR

46 IM Gonzalez Rodriguez Jorge A 2405 COL

47 IM Teran Alvarez Ismael 2402 ESP

48 IM Martinez Martin David 2400 ESP

Total: 136 players

Official website: http://www.calviafestival.com/

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