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Alexander Donchenko wins the 24th International Chess Open "Ciutat de Barcelona"!!, followed by Gata Kamsky and Tigran Gharamian. Once again IM Benjamín Mela shows us the hits of the day, analyzing...

After the draw between Perunovic and Donchenko and with one round to go, the champion is still not decided. As every day we offer you a videochronicle with the results and standings, and today as w...

With 2 rounds to go, Alexander Donchenko gets a solid lead with 6 points, because Milos Perunovic is half point away while the rest of the players stand at least one point behind. Today we bring yo...

Argentinian International Master Benjamín Mela shows us the most interesting facts of round 6, as usual. Moreover, he analyses 2 games corresponding to the first boards of groups A and B. Donchenko...

Once Day 5 is over we enter the second half of the tournament. Today we offer not only the results and standings, as usual, but a very instructive ending: knight and pawn versus pawn. Are you able ...

New video from IM Benjamín Mela analizing round 4 and having a look at a very interesting game played by Tomás Sosa, who won the blitz tournament on Sunday. He showed us an example of a very sound ...

Day 3 is over, and a new video resume is available. Here you will find —in Spanish— the analysis of two games with the same theme: dark squares attack! And Tomás Sosa, the winner of the blitz tourn...

The Argentinian IM Tomás Sosa won today the blitz tournament "Ciutat de Barcelona". With 7 points out of 8, he scored a half point more than GM Cristóbal Henríquez, second, and FM José Antonio...

Every day argentinian International Master Benjamín Mela will analyze for us the most interesting facts and games happened on the 24th International Chess Open "Ciutat de Barcelona". Don't miss his...

Every day argentinian International Master Benjamín Mela will analyze for us the most interesting facts and games happened on the 24th International Chess Open "Ciutat de Barcelona". Don't miss his...

The 24th International Chess Open "Ciutat de Barcelona" has started. You can follow it live through one of the links offered in this website (Catalan Chess Federation, Chess24, FollowChess and Ches...

The soviet-born american grandmaster Gata Kamsky is by now the strongest player to confirm his presence in the tournament. Nevertheless he was the runner-up of the World Championship on 1...

This year the total prizes sum up to 17.365 Euros. Group A champion will receive 4.000 euros, the runner-up 2.500 and the third ranked will make 1.500. The fifteen best will get a money prize....

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 h...

Main Players

Gata Kamsky
Gata KamskyGrandmaster
Five-time U.S. champion. Reached the final of the FIDE World Chess Championship in 1996.
Ricardo Palacín
Ricardo PalacínCatalan Master

According to rankings, the first catalan playing in Group B. He's member of Club d'Escacs Cornellà.

Alexander Donchenko
Alexander DonchenkoGrandmaster

Russian-born German player, at 21 years of age he's already on the world's Top-200.

Ivan Ivanisevic
Ivan IvanisevicGrandmaster
World Top-200. Born on 1977, he has been the Serbian Champion 4 times (2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012).

Program

27th of September, 17:00 pm

Round 1


28th of September, 17:00 pm

Round 2


29th of September, 9:30 am

8 round Blitz Tournament


29th of September, 17:00 pm

Round 3


30th of September, 17:00 pm

Round 4


1st of October, 17:00 pm

Round 5


2nd of October, 17:00 pm

Round 6


3rd of October, 17:00 pm

Round 7


4th of October, 17:00 pm

Round 8


5th of October, 9:30 am

Round 9

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