Del Rio and Vega crowned Spanish Chess Champions

The winner receives € 3,000 and the title of Spanish Chess Champion

The 2018 Spanish Chess Championship is a 9-round Swiss chess tournament taking place from 20-28 August in Linares, Spain.

The winner receives 3,000 and the title of Spanish Chess Champion, while the highest-scoring female player becomes the Spanish Womens Chess Champion. The chess tournament also serves as a qualifier for Spain in the European Chess Championships.

125 players took part in the tournament.

After 9 rounds four chess players have finished with 7 points.

The winner is GM Gabriel Del Rio with the best chess tie-break.

Second is GM Jose Fernando Cuenca Jimenez, and third is Hipolito Asis Gargatagli.

The best chess woman was IM Sabrina Vega, who took the title with 6 points and better tie-break from IM Ana Matnadze.

Final standings (top 20)

1 Del Rio De Angelis, Salvador G. 7.0

2 Cuenca Jimenez, Jose Fernando 7.0

3 Asis Gargatagli, Hipolito 7.0

4 Aroshidze, Levan 7.0

5 Perez Candelario, Manuel 6.5

6 Teran Alvarez, Ismael 6.5

7 Espinosa Aranda, Angel 6.5

8 Tejedor Fuente, Enrique 6.5

9 Merario Alarcon, Andres 6.5

10 Garriga Cazorla, Pere 6.5

11 Santos Ruiz, Miguel 6.0

12 Santos Latasa, Jaime 6.0

13 Cruz Lledo, Pablo 6.0

14 Ladron De Guevara Pinto, Paolo 6.0

15 Anton Guijarro, David 6.0

16 Serarols Mabras, Bernat 6.0

17 Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina 6.0

18 Domingo Nunez, Ruben 6.0

19 Ayats Llobera, Gerard 6.0

20 Lianes Garcia, Marcos 6.0

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