Exciting Last Round in Linares!
And the Champions are…
Congratulations to David Anton and Sabrina Vega for winning the Spanish Absolute Title and Women’s Title respectively. Tournament leader Alexi Shirov risked everything with a super-sharp opening against Jaime Santos, but it did not lead to the desired outcome.
Meanwhile, David Anton deconstructed Manuel Candelario in convincing fashion. That put Anton and Santos with 7.5 points each, with the former taking the title on tiebreak.
Sabrina Vega managed to draw an inferior ending against gm Salvador Del Rio after 74 moves of play, finishing with a very respectable 6 points. Definitely a worthy champion! Congrulations!