3rd Magistral Ciudad de Asunción Copa Roggio

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.

Main Group

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)

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.

Parallel tournaments

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.

Official Web

The official web is:

The organizer is Eng. Julio Ingolotti, Secretary-General of the Feparaj

GM Zenón Franco Ocampos

Press Chief

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