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Dama Negra Chess Club invites you to VIII Semana Santa Open 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 27/02/2024

Club de Ajedrez Dama Negra and IO Patricia Claros Aguilar invite you to VIII Semana Santa International Open 2024. The eighth edition of this tournament is offering a total prize fund of €20050. The top three prizes are €4000, €2000 and €1500 along with a trophy each. The winner also gets invitation to XXI Gran Hotel Bali International Chess Festival 2024 which will take place in November. There are two categories - Group A (Open) and Group B (<1900). There are 11 main prizes in Group A and many category prizes. Entry is FREE for GMs and IMs. For everyone else, entry fee is €65, €50 for Dama Negra Club players. Total 366 players including 24 GMs, 54 IMs, 3 WGMs and 4 WIMs from 49 countries in Group A and 155 players have already confirmed their participation in Group B. Check out the article for all information. Photos: Official site

This March, play a Rating tournament in Alicante, Spain

The tournament is one of the 51 events supported by FIDE Open Aid Package program.

VIII Semana Santa International Open will take place from 27th March to 1st April 2024

Eligibility and Category

There are two categories: Group A (Open) is for all players irrespective of rating and age. Group B will be for players rated below 1900 as on 1st March 2024. Players having the titles - CM, FM, IM and GM or their equivalent women's titles are not eligible for Group B.

Schedule, Time control and Venue details

The tournament is organized by Dama Negra Chess Club/IO Patricia Claros Aguilar. There are three double rounds out of the nine rounds which will take place from 27th March to 1st April 2024. Thursday March 28th, Friday 29th March and Sunday 31st March are double round days. Last round on Monday 1st April starts at 10 a.m. local time. The tournament will take place at Gines Alenda Pavilion in San Vicente Raspeig in Alicante, Spain. The time control of the tournament is 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment. Check out the image below for more details.

Tournament schedule, venue and time control details

Prizes

The total prize fund is €20050. The top three prizes in Group A are €4000, €2000 and €1500 along with a trophy each. Total eleven main/general prizes are there. There are also four rating category, Best Women, Best Veteran (Above 50 and 65), Best Alicante province, Best Valencian Community and Best Black Queen prizes. Five different age groups - Under-8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 have a trophy + chess suitcase for the best player in the category. Five free classes are also there for age group prize winners at Chess Excelsior. The overall champion of the tournament also gets an invitation to XXI Gran Hotel Bali Chess Festival 2024 in Benidorm. Check the image below for more details.  

Prize details

Entry fee, contact and info

Entry is FREE for GMs and IMs. However, due to capacity issues, they must confirm their registration before 15th March 2024. For everyone else, entry fee is €65, Dama Negra Club players €50. Contact: info@opendeajedrez.com or +34 615547567. For more details, visit here. Register here.

Tournament Director and FIDE Press Officer of Spain - IO Patricia Claros Aguilar

Confirmed players

Three GMs above 2600, 11 players above 2500 have already confirmed their participation in Group A.

GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (ARM) is the top seed as of now

GM Jules Moussard (FRA)

GM B Adhiban will be the highest rated Indian player in the field | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Jiner Zhu (CHN) is slated to be the highest rated female in the competition

Players list in Group A

No. NameFEDRtgIsexClub/City
1
GMTer-Sahakyan, SamvelARM2640Armenia
2
GMMoussard, JulesFRA2630Paterna
3
GMYuffa, DaniilESP2605DuoBeniajan
4
GMMaurizzi, Marc`AndriaFRA2597Francia
5
GMPiorun, KacperPOL2592Polonia
6
GMSupi, Luis PauloBRA2581Brasil
7
GMKourkoulos-Arditis, StamatisGRE2556Grecia
8
GMAdhiban, B.IND2541India
9
GMAlmeida Quintana, OmarCUB2506Cuba
10
GMBasso, Pier LuigiITA2505Italia
11
IMLamard, GuillaumeFRA2502Francia
12
IMDiaz Camallonga, CarlesESP2488Colon Sabadell
13
Xiao, Tong(Qd)CHN2484China
14
GMSolodovnichenko, YuriUKR2481Ucrania
15
IMBora, SafalUSA2475USA
16
IMBaskin, RobertGER2474Alemania
17
FMMacias Pino, DiegoESP2470Paterna
18
GMZhu, JinerCHN2467w
19
IMCeres, DragosMDA2465Macedonia
20
IMFernandez Guillen, Ernesto J.CUB2465Cuba
21
GMMarin, MihailROU2461Rumania
22
IMDiaz Perez, Michel AlejandroCUB2461Cuba
23
IMGarriga Cazorla, PereESP2461Mollet del Vallès
24
GMFranco Ocampos, ZenonPAR2455Paraguay
25
IMAlexakis, DimitrisGRE2455Grecia

Details

Players list in Group B

No. NameFideIDFEDRtgIsexClub/City
1
Dinesh, Rajan M35060600IND1914India
2
Vicens Company, Maria Antonia2280680ESP1896wMaria de la Salut
3
Andreeva, Elena24104701HUN1865wHungria
4
Nechifor, David54788455ESP1859La Vila
5
Santamaria Baeza, Adolfo22230327ESP1847Blanca de Canillejas
6
Mascarell Canet, Ricardo2217074ESP1846Alicante
7
Demerson Joly, Javier2225174ESP1843Vera Reverte Minerals
8
Gonzalez Salazar, Iker54786126ESP1842ASSSA Enric Valor
9
Marco Francisco, Miriam2280426ESP1837wEva Manises
10
Martinez, Sebastian3908453VEN1833Venezuela
11
Navarro Molina, Carmelo Jose2263734ESP1830Raspeig
12
Fernandez Lopez, Francisco J.2212323ESP1827Raspeig
13
WFMYastrebova, Tatiana WFM14111713UKR1821wUcrania
14
Seleznev, Egor54146941RUS1819Alicante
15
Garcia Ruano, Juan Carlos22200177ESP1809Almansa
16
Peralta Garcia, Manuel32019114ESP1807Ajedrez Sestao
17
Amoros Moran, Jose Joaquin2270145ESP1804Pablo Iglesias
18
Carretero Ajo, Jesus2258560ESP1789Raspeig
19
Ruiz De Leon Merlo, Esther22274553ESP1786w
20
Zlyvko, Myroslav34157891UKR1785ASSSA Enric Valor
21
AFMCustard Gasco, Daniela Brenda2271281ESP1758w
22
Garcia Hernandez, Rebeca5180872MEX1754wMéxico
23
Vecillas Rey, Daniel54702275ESP1754Juana de Tordesillas
24
Bricio Garcia De La Torre, Jesus32004630ESP1751Elche
25
MacQueen, Andrew2402025SCO1747Escocia

Details

Links

Official site

Tournament details


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