Grigoryan wins Sevilla Open
The 46th edition of one of Spain’s most prestigeous tournaments, the Sevilla International Open , saw 123 players compete between the 30th of June and the 4th of July. It is good to see over the board chess back in full swing!
The tournament was held at the Hotel Silken Al-Andalus. Seven (7) rounds, with time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.
The tournament was won by the Armenian grandmaster Karen Grigoryan, with 6.5 points from 7 games, followed by grandmasters Salvador de Rio and Ruslan Pogorelov each with 6 points.
The 26 year old Armenian has been resident in Spain for the last 3 or 4 years and has developed a well deserved reputation for being ‘King of the Swiss’ tournaments.
In his game below against the Spanish FM Cristian Lucena Silva (elo 2228) he demonstrates his class. Playing a very sharp variation in the Queen’s Gambit, he quickly castles Queenside and pounces mercilessly on his opponent when the latter prematurely opens the centre.
gm Grigoryan,K – fm Silva Lucena,C