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The 2015 Paraguay National Congress Open Blitz Chess Tournament took place on 4th May, in Asuncion, the capital and largest city of Paraguay.

The event was a 7-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 5′ + 3″ for the first three rounds and 10′ + 2″ for the last four rounds.

78 players from 3 different countries took part in the event, including 7 GMs, 3 IMs and 5 FMs.

The first place was shared in a four-way tie by IM Alan Pichot (Argentine), GM Jose Fernando Cubas (Paraguay), GM Ramirez Neuris Delgado (Paraguay) and GM Sandro Mareco (Argentine), after the whole group finished the event with 6/7 points.

However, Pichot prevailed on a superior tie-break score to claim the trophy, Cubas took the silver, while Delgado remained third.

You can see the full standings below.

Final standings (top finishers):

1 IM Pichot Alan 2504 ARG 6
2 GM Cubas Jose Fernando 2467 PAR 6
3 GM Delgado Ramirez Neuris 2592 PAR 6
4 GM Mareco Sandro 2581 ARG 6
5 GM Perez Ponsa Federico 2533 ARG 5,5
6 GM Obregon Andres Carlos 2532 ARG 5,5
7 GM Bachmann Axel 2630 PAR 5,5
8 FM Salinas Herrera Pablo 2444 CHI 5
9 CM Sosa Tomas 2365 ARG 5
10 IM Villalba Marcelo 2225 PAR 5
11 Zarza Ronald 2061 PAR 5
12 FM Hernandez Angel C. 2162 PAR 5
13 Saucedo Moises 1738 PAR 5
14 FM Vera I Jorge 2241 PAR 5
15 FM Zacarias M Ruben D 2240 PAR 4,5
16 Diaz Ramon 1915 PAR 4,5
17 Aguero Centurio Abel Alejandr 1758 PAR 4,5
18 IM Valiente Cristobal 2227 PAR 4,5
19 Roman Rodrigo 1993 PAR 4,5
20 FM Ferreira Oscar 2247 PAR 4,5
21 GM Flores Diego 2567 ARG 4
22 Butti Enrique 2068 PAR 4
23 Gonzalez Francisco 1845 PAR 4
24 Apuril Jose 2044 PAR 4
25 Bergonzi Osvaldo 2023 PAR 4

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