Narciso Rabell Mendez In Memoriam Open was held on 17-20th January at the Biblioteca Pública, San Sebastián de Las Vegas del Pepino, in Puerto Rico.

The event was organized by the San Sebastian Chess Club in two sections – Open and U2000.

The Open was a 7-round Swiss with 21 participants. The three Grandmasters in the field, Leon Hoyos, Fidel Corrales and Julio Becerra, shared the first place with 5,5/7 points each.

The U2000 section was a 5-round Swiss with 27 players. Julio Guzman Freire (PUR 1855) took a clear first place with 4,5 points.

Open section final standings (top finishers):

1. GM Leon Hoyos Manuel MEX 2528 – 5.5
2. GM Corrales Jimenez Fidel FID 2568 – 5.5
3. GM Becerra Rivero Julio USA 2546 – 5.5

4. FM Almedina Ortiz Edgardo J. PUR 2277 – 4.5
5. IM Montalvo Rosario Alejandro PUR 2298 – 4.5

6. IM Sieiro Gonzalez Luis CUB 2323 – 4
7. Zilleruelo Irizarry Diego PUR 2043 – 4

8. FM Machin Rivera Mark PUR 2359 – 3.5
9. CM Colon Melendez Edgar PUR 2248 – 3.5
10. Guzman Ortiz Carlos M. PUR 2067 – 3.5

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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