Mar del Plata chess tournaments
Mar del Plata has a rich history of chess tournaments, most notably their international chess tournament and open tournament.
There is also an annual city tournament, which had its first edition in 1946, and reached its 62nd edition in 2007.
The international tournament started off in 1928, but only in the period from 1950 to 1970 was it a truly international tournament with considerable reputation.
After 1970, only seven international tournaments have been played. The 1951, 1954, 1969 and 2001 editions were zonal tournaments.
There was also a zonal tournament for women in Mar del Plata, in 1969 won by the Brazilian Ruth Cardoso, Silvia Kot from Argentinia became second.
In 1967 the first edition of the open tournament was organised; in 1969 it became an annual event.
The Mar del Plata Variation of the King's Indian Defence (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 00 6. Be2 e5 7. 00 Nc6 8. d5 Ne7) is named after a game played in 1953 at the 16th international tournament between Miguel Najdorf
and Svetozar Gligoric.
Mar del Plata International Chess Tournament
Mar del Plata Open Chess Tournament
Portal page of chess in Mar del Plata: [*]
Winners of the international tournament of Mar del Plata: [*]
Winners of the open tournament of Mar del Plata: [*]
Winners of the city tournament Mar del Plata: [*]
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