Spanish Teams Honor Division 2010 (Concluded)
Spanish Teams Honor Division 2010
Mark Crowther - Sunday 29th August 2010
Shirov and Ponomariov in action for Linex-Magic. Photo © | http://www.feda.org
The Spanish Chess Championships CECLUB Honor Division took place in Sestao, Vizcaya, 23rd-28th August 2010. 6 Rounds: 10 teams. First 4 rounds a Swiss, Final 2 Rounds settled the final placings. Kasparov Marcote took clear first place by beating Linex Magic 4.5-1.5 in the final. Hosts Setao Naturgas took 3rd place. There was a rapid playoff won by Gros XT to settle 5th place.
The rather messy format has come in for a lot of criticism with round 4 seeing a lot of quick draws, some agreed before play. It seems very likely there will be a change next year.
Shirov, Ponomariov, Caruana, Gashinov, Vallejo, Bacrot, Kasimdzhanov, Navara, Laznicka, Almasi, Harikrishna, Dreev, Krasenkow, Bruzon, Nakamura, Vachier, Short were amongst the high profile players.
TCh-ESP Honor 2010 (102 players 6 Rds SwissKO Team TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games
TCh-ESP Honor 2010 (102 players 6 Rds SwissKO Team TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games
|TCh-ESP CECLUB Honor Sestao (ESP), 23-28 viii 2010
Leading Final Standings:
|Champion||ESCUELA I. KASPAROV MARCOTE|
|3rd||C.A. REVERTE ALBOX|
|5th||C.A. SESTAO NATURGAS||Permanencia|