Peruvian Chess Grandmaster Jorge Cori Wins the Ibero-American Championship 2019


Peruvian GM Jorge Cori has been crowned the winner of the VII Ibero-American Championship 2019, held in Linares (Spain), during August 10-18.

Jorge Moisés Cori Tello is a Peruvian chess grandmaster who was twice world champion and four-time Pan American champion in his age category. Cori has competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2011, 2013 and 2017 and has played for the Peruvian team in the Chess Olympiad since 2010.

Cori, who was the top-seeded player, reached the last round trailing the leaders -Francisco Vallejo and Carlos Daniel Albornoz- by half a point. But while they made a draw in the last round, the Peruvian young talent achieved the victory in a must-win situation and leapfrogged them to the top of the table thanks to a better tie-break. Sabrina Vega, from Spain, finished in 17th place, a result that gave her the gold medal for the best woman.

1             GM Jorge Cori    PER        7

2             GM Carlos Daniel Albornoz Cabrera         CUB       7

3             GM Francisco Vallejo      ESP         7

4             IM Mikel Huerga               ESP         6½

5             GM Cristobal Henriquez CHI         6

6             GM Diego Flores               ARG       6

7             IM Juan Plazuelo              ESP         6

8              GM Alder Escobar            COL        6

9              GM Neuris Delgado         PAR        6

10           IM Angel Espinosa           ESP         6

11           GM David Anton               ESP         6

12           GM Leandro Krysa           ARG       6

13           GM Ivan Salgado               ESP         6

14           GM Jose Lopez  ESP         6

15           GM Alexandr Fier             BRA        6

16           GM Cristhian Cruz            PER        6

17           IM Sabrina Vega               ESP         6

18           IM Javier Moreno Ruiz   ESP         6

19           GM Jose Cuenca               ESP         5½

20           IM Paolo Ladron de Guevara       ESP         5½

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