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Brilliant victory totanero Juan Miguel Ibarra in the regional championship chess (06/06/2008)

The totanero Juan Miguel Ibarra Jerez has proclaimed regional chess champion, a competition was held from March 29 to May 17 at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, with the participation of 67 players from across the region.

Juan Miguel started at No. 5 ranking, but since the beginning commanded with classification authority, ending after eight rounds played with 7.5 points, accounting for seven wins and a draw in the seventh game to the Cartagena Alberto Muñoz, difficulties have happened anywhere, it would have been champion even losing the last game against Rafael García Lorenzo de Murcia, and instead of looking for the tie, which will mathematically clinch the title, fought no matter the results until we got the win after four hours of intense game.

After this triumph, Juan Miguel Ibarra gets 24 years the only regional title that was missing in his resume, it has been individual regional champion at youth level at age 14, junior champion twice and regional champion in rapid chess in the year 2003.

As part of teams Totana Chess Club was once regional champion cadet, Federation Cup champion three times and regional champion team five times.

This is the second time a player gets the top prize totanero chess individual regional level, after Jose Carlos Ibarra, Juan Miguel's brother, getting crowned winner in 2003 in the Regional Championship which was held at the Center Seniors of Totana.

In second place was the Carlos Tudela Corbalán totanero also with 6.5 points after 6 wins, one draw and one defeat, producing it in the sixth round against Juan Miguel Ibarra, I find that ultimately proved decisive for the final classification.

In this item Carlos was at a disadvantage from the start and failed to climb in the middle game as he did in other games of this championship.

Carlos's performance is noteworthy that in this tournament managed to beat the regional champion in 2005 and 2006.

With this classification are now three regional runners-up individual who has made Carlos Tudela, demonstrating that today is one of the best players in the Region of Murcia and why has the title of Master FIDE (World Chess Federation), a category that only Murcia have won five chess players in history.

In this regional championship, also participated Gabriel Valenzuela totanero Cánovas, with 3.5 points was ranked number 37, in keeping with his place in the initial ranking.

CARLOS REGIONAL TUDELA finished runners rapid chess.

On Saturday May 24 Lorca was held at the Regional Rapid Chess Championship, with the participation of 80 players, getting Carlos Tudela Corbalán totanero be as a second Murcia, Francisco García Mendoza after Fuente Alamo, but both were overtaken in the standings final by James Plaskett foreign chess players, Chess Grand Master of England and Alfredo Giaccio, International Master from Argentina, which by their nationality may represent our region in the Championship of Spain.

Carlos Tudela got 6 points in 8 games played, with six wins and two defeats, one to champion James Plaskett.

The young totanero Raul Vera Cano, regional finished runners Child category, with 4.5 points.

Source: Club de Ajedrez de Totana

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