The third edition of the El Llobregat Open Chess Tournament Tnmt., held from November 30 to December 8 of the recently finished 2022, at the Can Massallera civic center in Sant Boi has concluded with good feelings and with demonstrations by great masters.

The tournament was attended by 225 participants from 44 countries around the world, with Spanish players being the most present with 59 participants (26.3%), followed by India with 26 participants (11.6%) and Germany with 14 participants. (6.3%). By categories, the tournament has attracted 49 Grandmasters (GM), 11 Women's Grandmasters (WGM), 41 International Masters (IM), 2 Women's International Masters (WIM), 44 FIDE Masters (FM), 3 FIDE Masters (WFM ) and 9 candidates for Masters (CM).

Friday, 13 January 2023 19:07

Giveaway of a registration

For the first time, we are going to raffle a registration to participate in our tournament. In this case will be for the fourth edition of e///obregat Open Chess Tnmt., which will be held from November 30 to December 8, 2023.

This year, the World Rapid and Blitz Championship has taken place in the Kazakh city of Almaty and from December 26 to 30 these two game rhythms will be played: from 26 to 28 the fast rhythm with a time control of 15 minutes plus 10 seconds per move and from 29 to 30 of the blitz rhythm (lightning) at 3 minutes per player and 2 seconds per move.

Some of the notable players included: reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen and his 2018 title challenger Fabiano Caruana, previous winner of this fast-paced tournament Nodirbek Abdusattorov, blitz number 1 Hikaru Nakamura, recent winner of our tournament M. Amin Tabatabaei, the winner of the candidate tournament to qualify and play the Women's World Championship Tingjie Lei, the former world champion Aleksandra Kosteniuk (2008 to 2010), among other players.

After 13 rounds, Magnus Carlsen claimed victory adding 10 points on his scoreboard, beating Nodirbek Abdusattorov, the streamer Eric Hansen, the Dutchman Jorden Van Foreest, a draw against his former member of his 2021 World Cup team Danil Dubov, among other scores dropped against elite players, proving once again that his level is still the best.

On the other hand, Zhongyi Tan won the women's closed category with 8 and a half points, tied with the Kazakh player Dinara Saduakassova. Among her players were: Valentina Gunina, several times European champion; Aleksandra Goryachkina, two-time Russian and junior world champion or Humpy Koneru, the second woman to exceed 2600 ELO points.

Between December 17 and 18, the 15+10 fast-paced games of the 2022 European Championship took place in the city of Katowice (Poland) with more than 800 participants from more than 30 different federations. The players who participated in our tournament Jaime Santos Latasa (ESP) and Aleksandra Maltsevskaya (POL) were the winners of the open and women's respectively.

The Iranian has been forced to retire from the game and not play after being faced with the Israeli Netanel Levi.

The 3rd edition of El Llobregat Open Chess, which included the sisters Anna and María Muzychuk as tournament ambassadors, ended with the proclamation of Iranian GM Mohammad Amin Tabatabaei as the winner after winning all 9 rounds.

Amin, only 21 years old, has an ELO score of 2,660 points and is currently participating in the Sunway Chess Festival in Sitges, which takes place from December 11 to 22, and in which he has found himself in the position of losing a point in the standings by not playing in the first round of this tournament in which he has been faced against the Israeli Netanel Levi (2,179 ELO points), a category lower than that of M. Amin.
Since 1983, the Iranian Sports Federation prohibits its athletes from competing in any championship against Israelis, so according to the rules M. Amin, has not played the game against Netanel Levi, having a score of 1 point for Levi and 0 for Amin.

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