On Tuesday, October 23rd at 16.00 the Chess Tournament Magistral Casino de Barcelona 2012 will take start. This year the Tournament is organized by the Catalonian Chess Federation and sponsored by the Casino of Barcelona (Group Peralada), Barcelona City Hall and and the Autonomous Government of Catalonia.

The Venue of the Tournament is the Casino of Barcelona (Marina Avenue, 19-21), the dates are from October 23rd to 31st, 2012, and the games will start at 16.30.


1 GM Oms Pallisse Josep 2506 ESP
2 GM Nielsen Peter Heine 2662 DEN
3 GM Sokolov Ivan 2690 NED
4 IM Fluvia Poyatos Joan 2490 ESP
5 GM Quesada Perez Yuniesky 2604 CUB
6 IM Alonso Rosell Alvar 2540 ESP (2011 Spanish champion)
7 GM Sjugirov Sanan 2624 RUS
8 GM Cordova Emilio 2574 PER (Winner of the 2012 Catalan chess circuit)
9 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2627 ESP (Last year winner of Ciutat de Barcelona)
10 GM Muñoz Pantoja Miguel 2460 ESP (2012 Catalan champion and Spanish vice-champion)

Each participant will have to annotate one of his/her games played in this tournament, which will be published in the next edition of the FCE magazine “El Butlletí d’Escacs”.

The tournament hall will be equipped by screens and it will be possible to view the games.

There will be live broadcasting offered by the Catalonian Chess Federation website where it will be possible to follow the games : http://www.escacs.cat/competicio/ciutat-barcelona/en-directe , also ICC will be offering live coverage for the tournament. 

Official website for the event: http://www.escacs.cat/competicio/ciutat-barcelona
Anything that is not foreseen and specified in these Regulations, will be covered by FIDE Regulations.

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