The Semifinal to the 88th Absolute Argentine Championship is taking place on 13th – 21st July at the Circulo de Ajedrez de Villa Martelli – Laprida 3837.

This is an open event without a minimum ELO requirement. It will be played under the Swiss system during 9 rounds with a time control of 90 minutes for the whole game plus 30 seconds increments from the first move.

The first six placed participants will qualify to the Absolute Argentine Championship, which will be played from August 24th to September 6th at Provincia de Chaco with 100.000 pesos in prizes.

In case of a tie for a qualifying spot, the following tiebreak criteria will be used:

Individual result
Bucholz FIDE Top
Sonnenborn Berger
Bucholz FIDE Median
By raffle

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1 GM Alonso Salvador 2506
2 GM Valerga Diego 2499
3 IM Real De Azua Ernesto 2460
4 IM Liascovich Lucas 2442
5 GM Slipak Sergio 2440
6 IM Pierrot Facundo 2414
7 IM Krysa Leandro 2411
8 IM Dolezal Cristian 2410
9 FM Pichot Alan 2400
10 IM Julia Ernesto 2379
11 IM Mahia Gustavo 2377
12 IM De Dovitiis Alejo 2352
13 FM Fabian Gaston 2343
14 IM Blit Jacques 2333
15 FM Calderon Fernandez Gervasio 2331

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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