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II Magistral Ciudad de Asunción, Copa Roggio

GM Bachmann is top seeded

After the dynamic and interesting Zonal 2.5, Paraguay is going to host one of the strongest tournaments in Latin America for the year. The II Magistral Ciudad de Asunción, Copa Roggio, is going to take place June 28 – July 7 in Asuncion.

Top seeded is the local GM Axel Bachman, who will have as main competition the World Cup 2009 participant GM Andrés Rodríguez, the Cuban GM Reinaldo Vera, and the only Bolivia garandmaster Oswaldo Zambrana.

There will be a parallel section B, featuring many international masters, including IM Luis Sieiro, IM Guillermo Malbrán, and IM Cristóbal Valiente.

Here is the full list of participants:

Grupo A

1. GM Axel Bachmann (2.555 Paraguay)

2. GM Andrés Rodríguez (2.524 Uruguay)

3. GM Reinaldo Vera (2.475 Cuba)

4. GM Oswaldo Zambrana (2.473 Bolivia)

5. IM Nahuel Díaz Hollemaert (2.443 Argentina)

6. IM José Cubas (2.434 Paraguay)

7. IM Guillermo Soppe (2.427 Argentina)

8. IM Luis Coelho (2.398 Brasil)

9. IM Carolina Luján (2.360 Argentina)

10. FM Max Cornejo (2.383 Perú)

Grupo B

1. IM Luis Sieiro 2.361 Cuba

2. IM Guillermo Malbrán 2.238 Argentina

3. IM Cristóbal Valiente 2.234 Paraguay

4. IM Luismar Brito 2.364 Brasil

5. FM Ricardo Kropff 2.298 Paraguay

6. FM Eduardo Peralta 2.274 Paraguay

7. FM Jorge Sosa Harrison 2.254 Paraguay

8. Willyam Espinoza Palomino 2.281 Perú

9. Cristhian Oddone 2.231 Uruguay

10. Allan Gattass 2.221 Brasil

copa roggio

Eduardo Benítez, Agustín Clemotte, Victor Salinas, Oscar Franco, Zenón Franco, Oscar Rubiani and José Cubas at the presentation

Official site

Sponsors: Benito Roggio e Hijos S.A., ABC Color, La Pérgola Jardín Restaurant, Rieder S.A., la Entidad Binacional Yacyreta y ACE SAC Automotores.

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