Summary of round 1 of El Llobregat Open Chess 2022

In a spectacular setting of 225 players representing 47 countries, the third edition of the Llobregat Open Chess Tmnt has started. The registration just 24 hours before the start of the event of the American Grandmaster Hans Moke Niemann was the trending topic of the conversations of the participants and their social environments.

The tournament has reached an average ELO of 2374 points, which places it in the number 1 position in Europe this year, nor has such a high average been achieved in the history of open tournaments in Spain, which also places it at the top of this list.

The first pre-qualified GM Paco Vallejo played a very high level game and had no major problems in defeating the young Polish promise Jakub Seemann.

The same result was not achieved by GM Yangyi Yu, who could not beat the experienced Dutch IM Lars Ootes.

For the second round, starting at 5 p.m., the first two tables will feature the German International Master Nikolas Lubbe against Paco Vallejo and the Armenian Grandmaster, former World Veteran Champion Karen Movsziszian with white pieces will face the American Hans Moke Niemann.

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