The award ceremony was directed by the mayoress of Sant Boi de Llobregat Mrs. Lluisa Moret and former Bulgarian women's world champion Antoaneta Stefanova

The school championship organized by the Llobregat Open Chess Tournament had the participation of 141 young people -accompanied by a large attendance of the public- celebrated in the same room where the great masters play the main tournament in the afternoon from 5:00 p.m. Can Massallera

The event ended with the victory of Pau Manel Prada Villagrasa (Colon Sabadell Chessy), the second place went to Marc Lozano Casasayas (Barberà C.E.) and the third position went to Alex Villa Tornero (Montornés C.E.). The award ceremony took place at 1:30 p.m. with the attendance of the authorities led by the mayor of Sant Boi de Llobregat Lluisa Moret Sabidó with the presence of the 2022 veteran world runner-up GM José Luis Fernández García (commonly known as Txelu Fernández) and former Bulgarian women's world champion Antoaneta Stefanova.

During the third day there have been clashes of the highest level and quality. Paco Vallejo, once again, confirms why he is an elite player, beating Argentine Tomás Sosa with an impeccable game.

American Grandmaster Hans Moke Niemann continues his winning streak having beaten Georgian Grandmaster Nikolozi Kacharava.

After an arduous fight of 6 hours and a half, the Bulgarian Ivan Cheparinov was able to subdue the 15-year-old, the Azeri read samadov, the game was followed with expectation by the rest of the participants and was publicized worldwide at www.elllobregat/chess , because once it is finished, the pairings for the fourth round could be known.

With these results obtained, the vanguard of the tournament is shared by eight participants who currently have the ideal score.

The tournament has reached an average ranking of 2374 ELO points, which makes it the strongest Open in the history of Spain and is held under very strict security regulations.

In the middle of the third round of the e///obregat Open Chess Tournament, we have been visited from left to right: Xavier Pérez Llorca (main organizer), Lluïsa Moret Sabidó (mayor of Sant Boi de Lllobregat), Marcelo Alejandro Panelo Muñoz (director of the Open ), Anna Caula i Paretas (Secretary of Sport and Physical Activity of the Generalitat of Catalonia), Raül Romeva i Rueda (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency of the Generalitat of Catalonia) and M. Antonia Barragán Prieto (Councillor d'Esports i Gent Gran de Sant Boi).

The second Round of the strongest open Chess tournament in history held in Spain continues to give us sensational news and unexpected surprises, but expected due to the magnitude of this extraordinary tournament such as El Llobregat Open Chess Tnmt.

The Spanish Grandmaster Paco Vallejo continues to hold the lead after winning a brilliant game with Black against the young International Master Lubbe Nicolas. The same is true for the American Grandmaster Hans Moke Nieman. Of course, there is a long list of titled players who are accompanying the leaders.

The surprises were not long in coming, such as that of the International Master Lars Ootes who once again achieved an important half point against the Norwegian Grandmaster Tary Arjan, a teammate of the world champion Magnus Carlsen.


In a spectacular setting of 225 players representing 47 countries, the third edition of El Llobregat Open Chess Tmnt has begun. The recording just 24 hours after the start of the test by the mediatic American Grand Master Hans Moke Niemann was the trending topic of the conversations of the participants and their social environments.

The tournament has reached an ELO average of 2374 points, which places it in the number 1 position in Europe this year, such a high average had not been achieved in the entire history of open tournaments in Spain, so it also is at the top of this list.

The first seed GM Paco Vallejo has displayed a game of the highest level and has had no major problems defeating the young Polish promise Jakub Seemann.

The same result was not achieved by GM Yangyi Yu, who was unable to beat the experienced Dutch IM Lars Ootes.

For the second round, starting at 5:00 p.m., the first two tables will see the clashes of the German International Master Nikolas Lubbe against Paco Vallejo and the Armenian Grand Master, former Veterans World Champion Karen Movsziszian with white pieces will face the American Hans Moke Niemann.

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