19-29th May in in Asunción, Paraguay
The III Magistral Ciudad de Asunción “Copa Roggio” chess tournament will be held in Asunción, Paraguay, from May 19th to May 29th.
The Group A will be a Category XI tournament the players are:
GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2623
GM Delgado Ramírez Neuris CUB 2595
GM Morovic Fernández Iván CHI 2561
GM Bachmann Axel PAR 2553
IM Mareco Sandro ARG 2525
GM Zambrana Oswaldo BOL 2481
IM Cubas José Fernando PAR 2481
IM Wohl Aleksandar AUS 2458
IM Díaz Hollemaert Nahuel ARG 2456
IM Kropff Ricardo PAR 2306
Asunción (photo courtesy of Fernando Allen)
Chess Lecture by GM Oscar Panno
Vivid chess legend Argentinean Grand Master Oscar Panno will give a chess lecture on May 22nd at 3.00 p.m.
Panno was Junior World Champion, former Candidate to the World Championship, and was part of the strongest tam of Argentina, when the South American country arrived second in 3 Chess Olympiads, in the fifties.
Venue and Schedule
The venue will be the same that last year, La Pérgola Jardín Restaurant (Avenida Perú 240) http://www.lapergola.com.py/
The drawing of lots will be held on May 19th at 6.00 p.m.
The games will be played at 3.00 p.m. from May 20th to May 29th
The May 22nd will be a free day, but there will also a Blitz tournament, beginning at 7.00 p.m.
The closing ceremony will be held on May 29th at 7.30 p.m.
There is also an IM tournament, the winner of this group will classify for the main group of the IV Magistral Ciudad de Asunción. The provisional list of players is:
IM Soppe Guillermo ARG 2434
IM Rosselli Mailhe Bernardo URU 2386
FM Brito Luismar BRA 2335
FM Larrea Manuel URU 2333
FM Peralta Eduardo PAR 2282
FM Ferreira Oscar PAR 2282
FM Valiente Cristóbal PAR 2258
FM Zacarías M Rubén PAR 2213
A classificatory tournament will be played to for the remaining 2 places.
An Open tournament will also be held, 9 round Swiss System, the winner will play the B tournament of the next edition.
A Blitz tournament open to all participants will be played on the free day, on May 22nd.
The main sponsor is again Benito Roggio e Hijos S. A.
The official web is: http://www.ajedrezciudaddeasuncion.com.py/
The organizer is Eng. Julio Ingolotti, Secretary-General of the Feparaj
GM Zenón Franco Ocampos