The Municipality of Alajuela with the support of Association Robert James Fischer and FIDE organized the 5th International Chess Tournament Alajuela 2014 from 22-26th January 2014 in the cantoncentral Alajuela, Costa Rica.

The 9-round Swiss event attracted 120 participants from 14 countries. The field also included 7 Grandmasters and 10 International Masters.

Eventually five players shared the first place with 7,0/9 points each: Lazaro Bruzon (top seed), Alejandro Ramirez, Raymond Kaufman, Sipke Ernst and Jorge Baules. Bruzon had the best tie-break.

Top prizes were USD 2300, 1300, 1000, 700, 500 etc

Lazaro Bruzon

Lazaro Bruzon

Tournament website

Final standings:

1. GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2676 – 7
2. GM Ramirez Alejandro USA 2600 – 7
3. IM Kaufman Raymond USA 2300 – 7
4. GM Ernst Sipke NED 2573 – 7
5. IM Baules Jorge PAN 2296 – 7
6. GM Barrientos Sergio E COL 2481 – 6.5
7. GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2560 – 6.5
8. IM Davila Carlos NCA 2307 – 6.5
9. GM Perez Rodriguez Luis Manuel CUB 2388 – 6.5
10. IM Piasetski Leon CAN 2288 – 6.5
11. IM Hernandez Basante Francisco CRC 2227 – 6.5
12. GM Romero Holmes Alfonso ESP 2508 – 6
13. Flores Rojas Federico CRC 1934 – 6
14. Jimenez Garcia Emmanuel CRC 2082 – 6
15. IM Madrigal Mariano NCA 2178 – 6
16. Fuentes Adrian PAN 2031 – 6
17. IM Perez Garcia Rodney Oscar CUB 2367 – 6
18. Fernandez Sanchez Mario Andre CRC 2097 – 6
19. FM Duran Vega Sergio CRC 2278 – 6
20. Picado Jorge NCA 2174 – 5.5
21. WIM Hernandez Alvarez Tania Regla CRC 2172 – 5.5
22. Angulo Cubero Oscar CRC 2077 – 5.5
23. Vaglio Mattey Emanuel CRC 2048 – 5.5
24. Gavarrete Nahum HON 2128 – 5.5
25. FM Chinchilla Miranda Eugenio CRC 2172 – 5.5
26. Ruiz Blais Sebastian CRC 2176 – 5.5
27. Granados Ramirez Carlos Ricar CRC 2098 – 5.5
28. FM Huguet Sergio HON 2083 – 5.5
29. Vargas Serrano Pablo Andres CRC 2055 – 5.5
30. Fernandez Sibaja Felipe J CRC 1918 – 5.5
31. Carranza Fernandez Jorge CRC 1879 – 5.5
32. Cabrera Chaves Marco Antonio CRC 2139 – 5
33. WFM Madrigal Ana Daniela NCA 2001 – 5
34. Vega Araya Edwin CRC 1972 – 5
35. Solano Cuya Bryan CRC 2084 – 5
36. Salazar Kelvin Stanley CRC 1876 – 5
37. Garcia Fuentes Sergio Miguel GUA 2176 – 5
38. IM Vaglio Munoz Jaime CRC 2204 – 5
39. FM Sanchez Jorge PAN 2113 – 5
40. Alvarado Dizan Ernesto CRC 1968 – 5
41. CM Medina Ricardo HON 2039 – 5
42. Loria Geovanny CRC 1828 – 5
43. Arroyo Valverde Luis Emilio CRC 1921 – 5
44. Solorzano Andres HON 1922 – 5
45. Ramirez Gonzalez Maria Jose CRC 1762 – 5
46. Acuna Monteverde Pablo VEN 1930 – 5
47. Aguilar Rojas Jose Alfredo CRC 0 – 5
48. Hernandez Juan Carlos HON 1981 – 4.5
49. Solis L. Efren A. CRC 2078 – 4.5
50. WFM Rodriguez Arrieta Maria Elena CRC 1870 – 4.5
51. Castillo Trujillo Ivan CRC 2020 – 4.5
52. Gonzalez Acosta Jaime Roy CRC 2069 – 4.5
53. Ramirez Almeciga Cristian A. CRC 0 – 4.5
54. Mora Granados Luis Arturo CRC 1921 – 4.5
55. Blandon Jaime ESA 1906 – 4.5
56. Cardenas Carbajal Nilson HON 1994 – 4.5
57. Gomez Huertas Stanley CRC 1992 – 4.5
58. Villalobos Venegas Daniel CRC 1826 – 4.5
59. Jimenez Rojas Fabian CRC 0 – 4.5
60. Bonilla Mora Luis Daniel CRC 1910 – 4.5
61. CM Vargas Rogelio PAN 1730 – 4.5
62. Brizuela Benavides Jorge CRC 1802 – 4.5
63. Leiva Peters Elias David CRC 0 – 4.5
64. Ugalde Garcia Ronald CRC 2130 – 4
65. Jimenez Esquivel Greivin CRC 1987 – 4
66. Carrillo Jose Antonio PAN 1863 – 4
67. Martinez Josue ESA 1679 – 4
68. Fallas Pizarro Jose Ariel CRC 0 – 4
69. Chaves Sanchez Gabriel A CRC 1908 – 4
. Solis Gomez Jose Alberto CRC 0 – 4
71. Bonilla Rodriguez Andres CRC 0 – 4
72. Campos Cerdas Jorge CRC 1958 – 4
73. Moreno Montero Jesus Alonso CRC 0 – 4
74. Incer Arias Manuel CRC 1746 – 4
75. Castro Ulloa Rolando CRC 0 – 4
76. Morera Campos Yanori Maria CRC 1682 – 4
77. Ramirez Almeciga Yenny Meliss CRC 1606 – 4
78. Fallas Saborio Alejandro CRC 0 – 4
79. Castro Garcia Adrian CRC 1944 – 4
. Aguilar Alfaro Juan Carlos CRC 0 – 4
81. Chaves Solera Milton CRC 0 – 4
82. WCM Ortiz Katherine Berenice HON 1843 – 4
83. Bogantes Robleto Karina CRC 1661 – 4
. Herrera Boschini Gabriel CRC 1660 – 4
85. Soto Cordero Anthony CRC 0 – 4
86. Moran Mike CRC 1579 – 4
87. Soto Garita Santiago CRC 1651 – 4
88. Solis Prieto Javier CRC 0 – 4
89. Valverde Lopez Mario CRC 0 – 3.5
90. Solano Piedra Max CRC 1730 – 3.5
91. Nunez Avendano Manrique CRC 1682 – 3.5
92. Alvarado Castro Francisco CRC 0 – 3.5
. Blanco Rojas Benjamin CRC 0 – 3.5
94. Herrera Granados Maria Jose CRC 0 – 3.5
95. Rojas Cisneros Kevin CRC 0 – 3.5
96. Castro Castillo Juan Jose CRC 0 – 3
97. Marenco Fernandez Ana CRC 0 – 3
98. Aguilar Madrigal Maria Fernan CRC 0 – 3
99. Bonilla Morales Kevin CRC 0 – 3
100. Aragon Alvarado Christopher CRC 0 – 3
101. Vasquez Montero Julissa CRC 0 – 3
102. Aguilar Lopez Jose Manuel CRC 0 – 3
103. Rivera Juan Jose CRC 0 – 3
104. Mendez Moreno Kevin Alberto CRC 0 – 3
. Salas Estrada Ana Maria CRC 0 – 3
106. Arguello Acu?a Graciela CRC 0 – 3
107. Vargas Araya Heidy Dayana CRC 0 – 3
108. Chiong Zhu Javier CRC 0 – 3
109. Romero Valverde Karen CRC 0 – 3
110. Quiros Cajina Allan CRC 1762 – 2.5
111. Jimenez Aguilar Gustavo CRC 1880 – 2.5
112. Vargas Cruz Ericka Daniela CRC 0 – 2.5
113. Sullivan John CRC 0 – 2.5
114. Bolanos Ferreto Darried CRC 0 – 2
115. Herrera Garcia Ricardo CRC 0 – 2
116. Vazquez Pena Abigail CRC 0 – 2
117. Valverde Solano Enrique CRC 0 – 1.5
118. Godoy Carlos Alberto HON 0 – 1.5
119. FM Guevara Martin NCA 2166 – 0.5
120. IM Escobar Forero Alder COL 2463 – 0.5

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