Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona – Casino de Barcelona 2013 will take place from 25-31st October at the Gran Casino of Barcelona (Marina Avenue, 19-21).

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 tournament is included in the ACP Tour and reaches FIDE category 14, which makes it the strongest tournament in Catalonia, and one of the strongest in Spain.

The format is eight-player round robin with participation of:

1 GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel 2543 ESP
2 GM Hansen Eric 2584 CAN
3 GM Shankland Samuel L 2605 USA
4 GM Edouard Romain 2665 FRA
5 GM Narciso Dublan Marc 2509 ESP
6 GM Balogh Csaba 2640 HUN
7 GM Alsina Leal Daniel 2548 ESP
8 GM Ftacnik Lubomir 2550 SVK

Grandmasters Ftacnik and Shankland will offer public lectures on Thursday, October 24, in EDAMI (Str. Francesc Giner, 42. Barri de Gràcia. Barcelona) and Societat Coral Colon Sabadell (Onze de Setembre Avenue, 125. Sabadell), respectively, at 7 p.m. Free entry for everyone.

Top prize is 2400 EUR + trophy

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