2018 Festival Internacional Szmetan – Giardelli
Quick 5-Minute Summary
One of Argentina’s strongest round robins in years is the centre piece of this year’s Festival. There is also an Open tournament held concurrently. Place: Palacio de las Aguas, Buenos Aires. Between the 3rd and 14th of December. Prizes: 200k pesos.
GM Oscar Panno (left) and Mario Petrucci at the Opening Ceremony. Panno is the Tournament Director.
The Round Robin
gm El Debs – gm Hoffman Buenos Aires 4.12.2018 (1-0)
Filipe El Debs
gm Iturrizaga – im Darcyl,T Buenos Aires 4.12.2018 (1-0)
gm Flores – gm Pichot Buenos Aires 4.12.2018 (0-1)
The Open Tournament
The Open tournament has 131 participants, including 6 GMs and 31 IMs.
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