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Internacional Ciudad de Pamplona

22nd-29th December 2007

The 17th Torneo Internacional Ciudad de Pamplona, sponsored by the Government of Navarre and the City council of Pamplona and organized by the Institution Oberena, is taking place on 22nd-29th December at the Iruña Park Hotel, Pamplona. Main tournament will be 8-player round robin of 17th category. There is an interesting novelty in prize fund distribution, related to the “fight against draws”. Out of 7.000 Euros, half will be given according to the final standings, the other half goes by the number of wins. Last year winner was Alexander Morozevich.

Participants:

Wang Yue (CHN 2703)

Gabriel Sargissian (ARM 2673)

Sergei Movsesian (SVK 2670)

Francisco Vallejo Pons (ESP 2660)

Alexander Beliavsky (SLO 2646)

Baadur Jobava (GEO 2644)

Maxim Rodstein (ISR 2615)

Ibragim Khamrakulov (ESP 2604)

Baadur Jobava square Alexander Beliavsky square

GM Baadur Jobava and GM Alexander Beliavsky

At the same time, a rich Open will take place parallel to the main event. Serbian GM Aleksa Strikovic won the 2006 and 2006 tournaments. Top rated players: GM Julio Granda Zuniga (PER 2592), GM Aleksa Strikovic (SRB 2551), Li Chao (CHN 2548), GM Pablo San Segundo (ESP 2536), IM Pablo Lafuente (ARG 2489), GM Sergei Krivoshey (UKR 2484), IM Ivan Salgado (ESP 2460), IM Marcos Llaneza (ESP 2426), GM Ruslan Pogorelov (UKR 2411), IM Juan Mellado (ESP 2410), FM David Recuero (ESP 2407) etc

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