The 7th American Continental Championship will take place from 11th to 21st October at the Complejo Hotel Provincial in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

More than 200 players from 15 countries, including 64 title holders and 22 Grandmasters, will compete in the 11-round Swiss event.

The tournament is part of the World Championship cycle and top four finishers will qualify for the World Cup 2013 in Tromso.

The prize fund is 20,000 USD, with the top prizes being U$S 5000 / U$S 3400 / U$S 2400 / U$S 1700 / U$S 1200.

Official website

Among the top American masters who confirmed their participation are:

Cuba: Jesús Nogueira, Lázaro Bruzón, Isan Ortiz Suárez and Yusnel Bacallao Alonso
Venezuela: Eduardo Iturrizaga
Brazil: Rafael Leitao, Alexander Fier and Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian
Bolivia: Oswaldo Zambrana
Ecuador: Carlos Matamoros and Martha Fierro
USA: Gregory Kaidanov and Alexander Shabalov
Argentina: Diego Flores, Rubén Felgaer, Sergio Slipak and Diego Valerga
Peru: Jorge Cori
Mexico: Gilberto Hernández
Canada: Eric Hansen
Colombia: Sergio Barrientos

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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