Platja D’Aro Summer Festival
Quick 1-Minute Summary
The ever popular Catalan Chess Circuit kicked off at Platja D’Aro on the 24th and continues until Monday, July 1. This year the Platja D’Aro Festival incorporates a number of side events – taking place parallel to the main tournament – including the participation of a number of illustrious grandmasters headed by former World Champion Anatoly Karpov.
The International Tournament
This year’s main tournament is a 9-round Swiss Open and has 42 participants from 10 countries, including 4 gm’s and 5 im’s. The top rated player is Viktor Moskalenko, who has had a difficult tournament so far.
Viktor spends very little time competing these days, preferring instead to teach and write. He is world famous in both areas. However, Viktor always remains a formidable adversary.
Rank after 7 rounds