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The "Ciutat de Barcelona" tournament, organized by the Catalan Chess Federation, has been for years the most important one played in Catalonia in terms of level of the participants. Since 2004 it had a round-robin closed format, last year a Scheveningen system was introduced for a match between the Catalan and Argentinian National teams, and this year it will be an Open. 109 players participated in previous seasons, representing around 50 different countries. From the 27th of September to the 5th of October, at Sala Bota in Recinte de la Fabra i Coats of Barcelona, we will all be able to participate, attend or at least follow it online.