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V LLucmajor International Open

Summer is approaching (although it seems to be taking smaller steps this year) and, for most of the chess players, this translates to the start of the tournament season. Ours began in the same place where it ended, Mallorca.

The venue was the resort of Arenal, an old fishermen village that is now one of the most famous party destinations on the island. Mallorca tends to be “separated” in areas by the nationality of its tourists, and this one is no exception. It has a very strong German influence that can also be guessed from the great number of restaurants with traditional German food or the German-style nightclubs. Situated only 15 km away from Palma, the resort has a wide white-sand beach and a long pedestrian promenade (6km, to be more precise), perfect for a long, relaxing walk after an eventful game.

View from our balcony

View from our balcony

The resort is only a few km away from Palma airport, so planes landing or taking off are a common view

The resort is only a few km away from Palma airport, so planes landing or taking off are a common view

A very suggestive message

Yes to chess

The tournament was hosted by Club Nautic El Arenal, situated at the end of the 6 km pedestrian walk.… Read more

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Llucmajor Open under way!

The fourth edition of Llucmajor Open has started yesterday, in the exotic island of Mallorca.

11109173_944930548871830_3755526430340212756_nThe festival opened on Saturday, with a blitz tournament. After 9 rounds, the French GM Edouard Romain emerged as a winner (scoring 8/9!), followed by GMs Munoz Pantoja Miguel and Georgiev Kiril, both with 7 points. Click here for the full standings.


GM Edouard Romain, winner of the blitz and top seed of the open event

The schedule of the tournament allows the participants to enjoy the surroundings and the nice weather. After a double round on Sunday, rounds 3-8 will be played every day from 20:30, while round 9 is set for 09:30.

The games can be watched live here.

For more information, don’t forget to check out the official website and the chess-results server.

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