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Villarrobledo chess 2009

Grishchuk, Shirov, Ponomariov and Bacrot top seeded

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30 GMs are going to compete in what is pointing to be the strongest Ajedrez Villarrobledo rapid chess championship. The 2009 edition is featuring five players from the 2700 club – Alexander Grischuk, Alexei Shirov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Etienne Bacrot, and Ni Hua. Besides them, there ten players withing 100 ELO distance, including Arkadij Naiditsch, Daniel Friedman, Alexander Moiseenko, Vladislav Tkachiev, and Vadim Milov.

The event gets even more exciting than that with the participation of the legend Ljubomir Ljubojevic and the young women super star Yifan Hou. The Chinese talent is expected to give a simul right before the start of the competition.

Special attention should be paid to the local talents GM San Segundo, Im David Larino, and GM Vazquez.

The tournament will be a rapid Swiss event, taking place in Villarrobledo, Albacete, Spain. The dates are 25-26 July, 2009. As usual, the special prize for the winner will be from the sponsors weighting as much as the player. At the photo above, last year Topalov received kegs of wine weighting as much as him. Rounds will be played all day long. Games will be live at the official website, expect frequent updates on Chessdom.com.

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Participants

1 GM Grischuk Alexander RUS 2733

2 GM Shirov Alexei ESP 2707

3 GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2727

4 GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2721

5 GM Ni Hua CHN 2701

6 GM Naiditsch Arkadij GER 2697

7 GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2675

8 GM Fridman Daniel GER 2665

9 GM Milov Vadim SUI 2659

10 GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA 2650

11 GM Granda Zuniga Julio E PER 2631

12 GM Khenkin Igor GER 2634

13 GM Potkin Vladimir RUS 2619

14 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2584

15 GM Vazquez Igarza Renier ESP 2570

16 GM San Segundo Carrillo Pablo ESP 2559

17 IM Ninov Nikolai BUL 2530

18 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2565

19 GM Guliyev Namig AZE 2555

20 GM Ljubojevic Ljubomir SRB 2553

21 GM Ubilava Elizbar ESP 2571

22 GM Ibrahimov Rasul AZE 2543

23 GM Rusev Krasimir BUL 2543

24 GM Paunovic Dragan SRB 2519

25 GM Rivas Pastor Manuel ESP 2520

26 GM Strikovic Aleksa SRB 2517

27 IM Ibarra Jerez Jose Carlos ESP 2511

28 GM Lalic Bogdan CRO 2500

29 GM Campora Daniel H ARG 2507

30 WGM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2465

31 IM Larino Nieto David ESP 2462

32 IM Arnaudov G Petar BUL 2443

33 GM Pogorelov Ruslan UKR 2440

34 GM Djuric Stefan SRB 2437

35 IM Granero Roca Antonio ESP 2416

36 IM Ivanov Jordan BUL 2424

37 GM Petkov Vladimir BUL 2429

38 FM Berbatov Kiprian BUL 2398

39 FM Serrano Salvador Eduardo ESP 2371

40 FM Hernandez Gallardo Fco Javier ESP 2326

41 IM Milchev Nikolay BUL 2351

42 Torres Sanchez Jose ESP 2283

43 FM Fernandez Barrera Victor ESP 2292

44 WGM Zakurdjaeva Irina RUS 2305

45 WGM Melnikova Yana RUS 2285

46 Ibanez Aullana Jose Ramon ESP 2256

47 FM Rodriguez Rodriguez Antonio ESP 2231

48 Navarro Nicolas Victor Manuel ESP 2238

49 Perez De Aranda A Leonardo I ESP 2242

50 Fraga Castro Jose Carlos ESP 2230

51 Campora Perez Daniel ESP 2127

52 Nieto De La Cruz Julio ESP 2173

53 Camacho Calle Pedro ESP 2104

54 Larios Crespo Manuel ESP 2063

55 CM Serrano Marhuenda Salvador ESP 2090

56 Montanes Arribas Adrian ESP 2121

57 Guerra Reig Juan ESP 1979

58 Castro Santimoteo Raul ESP 1940

59 Alvarez Abejon Amilcar ESP 2080

60 Almenar Montaner Vicente ESP 1991

61 Orfali Marcelo-Rafael ITA 2074

62 Garcia Roman Jose Luis Machado ESP 2047

63 Moreno Simo Javier ESP 2007

64 Alonso Abad Enrique ESP 2015

65 Lopez Perez Alberto Jose ESP 1955

66 Martin Prieto Oscar ESP 2002

67 Perez Garcia Juan Angel ESP 1963

68 Buendia Morcillo Luis ESP 1918

69 Fernandez Seco Julian ESP 1915

70 Paredes Facundo Jose Carlos ESP 1918

71 Garcia Ruano Juan Carlos ESP 1887

72 Del Barrio Garcia Alberto ESP 1963

73 Balaguer Miralles Miguel Angel ESP 1848

74 Buendia Pinar Alvaro ESP 1797

75 Boj Marques Javier ESP 1747

76 Fernandez Seco Daniel ESP 1663

77 Parreno Madrigal Isabel Maria ESP 1509

78 Garcia Blanco Damian ESP 1461

79 Rubio Rubio Marcos ESP 1450

80 Tebar Zamora Aida ESP 1457

81 Pulido Rodriguez Rafael ESP 1977

82 Paris Turegano Javier ESP 1927

83 Granell Sansaturnino Jorge ESP 1818

84 Herraez Subiela Joaquin ESP 1774

85 Rodriguez Rodriguez Antonio Ii ESP 1772

86 Martinez Losa Juan Luis ESP 1671

87 Tomas Romero Francisco ESP 1504

88 Almansa Ortega Diego ESP 0

89 Alonso Vargas Consuelo ESP 0

90 Aupi Royo Juan Ignacio ESP 0

91 Blazquez Mendez Rafael ESP 0

92 Bueno Valentin ESP 0

93 Fernandez Lopez Isabel ESP 0

94 Fernandez Lopez Marcos ESP 0

95 Garcia Nieto Damian ESP 0

96 Molina Gerardo ESP 0

97 Molina Molina Carlos Jesus ESP 0

98 Molina Molina Gerardo ESP 0

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