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Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2010

Ivan Salgado Lopez overtaking the lead in round five

Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2010 round robin tournament with ten players is being played on 4-12th November at Marina Avenue 19-21 in Barcelona, Spain.

GM Ivan Salgado Lopez suffered a defeat in the opening round, but then he tallied four consecutive victories, to overtake the first place from Cuban GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista. Replay the games bellow.

In general, the tournament is very attractive with a large number of decided games. Grandmaster Hess is also without draws, while Inarkiev, Edouard and Magem have only one draw each.

Barcelona

Round 4 results:

GM Inarkiev Ernesto - GM Cuartas Jaime Alexander 1 – 0

GM Jussupow Artur - GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro ½ – ½

GM Oms Pallisse Josep - GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 0 – 1

GM Edouard Romain - GM Magem Badals Jordi 1 – 0

GM Hess Robert - GM Alsina Leal Daniel 0 – 1

Round 5 results:

GM Alsina Leal Daniel - GM Inarkiev Ernesto ½ – ½

GM Magem Badals Jordi - GM Hess Robert 0 – 1

GM Salgado Lopez Ivan - GM Edouard Romain 1 – 0

GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro - GM Oms Pallisse Josep ½ – ½

GM Cuartas Jaime Alexander - GM Jussupow Artur ½ – ½

Round 5 standings:

1. GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2602 – 4.0

2. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2668 – 3.5

3. GM Alsina Leal Daniel ESP 2527 – 3.0

4-6. GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2667, GM Jussupow Artur GER 2589 and GM Edouard Romain FRA 2636 – 2.5

7-8. GM Oms Pallisse Josep ESP 2528 and GM Hess Robert USA 2602 – 2.0

9-10. GM Cuartas Jaime Alexander COL 2534 and GM Magem Badals Jordi ESP 2593 – 1.5

Round 6 pairings:

GM Inarkiev Ernesto - GM Jussupow Artur

GM Oms Pallisse Josep - GM Cuartas Jaime Alexander

GM Edouard Romain - GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro

GM Hess Robert L - GM Salgado Lopez Ivan

GM Alsina Leal Daniel - GM Magem Badals Jordi


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