It will be played in two stages so online, from November 6, and in the final will be the former world number 3 and members of the national Olympic team.
Chess was revolutionized during the coronavirus pandemic because the ease of playing it online allowed the multiplying games and tournaments amateurs and professionals. In the world and in Argentina. Thats why he XXVII ProAm International Open “Copa Diario Clarín” promise good fight with luxury protagonists through virtual games.
The 2020 edition will consist of two stages. The first will be played from November 6 to 8 and will be a great Open that will classify 5 players to the Grand Final by double KO system, between November 12 and 15.
The organization is the Villa Martelli Chess Circle, which continues its activity online of this 2020 in which the Magistral Copa Mercosur, the Magistral Ciudad de Vicente López and the José Rubinstein Open have already been played.
In the Open, international great masters and masters will fight, plus the most outstanding youth of Martelli Chess, such as Candela Francisco, who will debut in the tournament her title of world school runner-up in her category, and Anapaola Borda, ninth in that tournament in her category.
The five qualified for the Grand Final will have world class rivals. It is that the Latvian nationalized Spanish will play Alexei Shirov, crack chess of the last 25 years and former world number 3.
The three best Argentines will also be present, the great teachers Alan Pichot, Sandro Mareco and Diego Flores. The list of GMs reaches nine, because they will also compete the several times Olympic Federico Perez Ponsa and the four from Villa Martelli: Leonardo Tristan, Diego Valerga, Sergio Slipak and the american Robert Hungaski.
The guest list is completed by international teachers Pablo Acosta, former Argentine runner-up, and Francisco Varacalli, recent winner of the Magistral Ciudad de Vicente López.
Everything is ready to experience the best chess tournament of the year in Argentina.