XX Open Internacional Villa de Benidorm took place on April 22nd – May 1st in Benidorm Alicante, Spain. A sharp battle emerged for the generous prize fund of 29.000 Euros, with GMs Chatalbashev and Khamrakulov grabbing the honors.
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Benidorm host Manuel Pérez Fenoll
GM Ibragim S. Khamrakulov, Spain (ELO 2545)
One of the winners
WIM Vega Gutiérrez hosting a simul
One of the many chess activities in Benidorm
IM Horacio Saldano (white) – IM Miguel Llanes Hurtado
GM Merab Gagunashvili (GEO 2625) – GM Karen Movsziszian (ARM 2494)
Fearless battle ended with a draw
Robin Swinkels, Netherlands (ELO 2430)
Dutch junior had excellent performance, finished on tied 6th place.
GM Bellon Lopez (ESP 2423) – GM Lopez Martinez (ESP 2563)
Draw in the 4th round. Both players finished on tied 6th place.
GM Marc Narciso Dublan, Spain (ELO 2539)
Finished on tied 6th place with 7.0 points
GM Aleksa Strikovic (SRB 2563) – IM Mauricio Vassallo (ESP 2392) 1-0