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Ciudad de Pamplona 2009 – Round Three

Julio Granda Zuniga with perfect score, full point ahead of the chasing pack

The 13th category Ciudad de Pamplona tournament is currently ongoing in Pamplona, Spain. In a mixed field of experienced Grandmasters and local International Masters, GM Julio Granda Zuniga acquired an early lead with three points from that many rounds. His third round victory against GM Azer Mirzoev is marked as “forfeit” on the official website, but without any further explanation. It is unclear whether Mirzoev was late, or his phone rang or something entirely different happened. Another third round game was postponed.

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Julio Granda Zuniga

Round 1:

GM Meier Georg 2653 1 – 0 IM Huerga Leache Mikel 2435

GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel 2589 ½ – ½ IM Alsina Leal Daniel 2523

GM Georgiev Kiril 2672 ½ – ½ IM Reinaldo Castineira Roi 2488

GM Laznicka Viktor 2637 0 – 1 GM Granda Zuniga Julio E. 2640

IM Recuero Guerra David 2494 ½ – ½ GM Mirzoev Azer 2617

Round 2:

IM Huerga Leache Mikel 2435 0 – 1 GM Mirzoev Azer 2617

GM Granda Zuniga Julio E. 2640 1 – 0 IM Recuero Guerra David 2494

IM Reinaldo Castineira Roi 2488 0 – 1 GM Laznicka Viktor 2637

IM Alsina Leal Daniel 2523 0 – 1 GM Georgiev Kiril 2672

GM Meier Georg 2653 ½ – ½ GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel 2589

Round 3:

GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel 2589 1 – 0 IM Huerga Leache Mikel 2435

GM Georgiev Kiril 2672 ½ – ½ GM Meier Georg 2653

GM Laznicka Viktor 2637 ½ – ½ IM Alsina Leal Daniel 2523

IM Recuero Guerra David 2494 - IM Reinaldo Castineira Roi 2488

GM Mirzoev Azer 2617 - : + GM Granda Zuniga Julio E. 2640

Standings:

1. Granda Zuniga Julio – 3.0

2-4. Georgiev Kiril, Meier Georg and Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel – 2.0

5-6. Laznicka Viktor and Mirzoev Azer – 1.5

7. Alsina Leal Daniel – 1.0

8-9. Reinaldo Castineira Roi and Recuero Guerra David – 0.5 (-1)

10. Huerga Leache Mikel – 0.0

Francisco Vallejo Pons won the Pamplona 2007 and Krishnan Sasikiran won the Pamplona 2008.

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